Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      Morituri

      Released Aug 25, 1965 2h 3m Drama War Action List
      75% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 71% Audience Score 500+ Ratings During World War II, German Robert Crain (Marlon Brando) goes AWOL and heads to India to live peacefully. He is discovered, however, by the British Secret Service, who force him to go on an undercover mission on their behalf. He is sent to pose as a Nazi officer on a German ship, but Capt. Mueller (Yul Brynner) is immediately suspicious of his new recruit. As Crain realizes he could be found out at any moment, he incites a riot in an effort to gain control of the boat. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

      View All (8) Critics Reviews
      Variety Staff Variety Both Brando and Brynner contribute hard-hitting performances. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Bosley Crowther New York Times Alas, the melodrama is as turgid as that title they have given the film, and anxiety over the fate of Mr. Brando is dissipated in a vastly cluttered plot. May 9, 2005 Full Review Joan Didion Vogue It is competent, skilled, professional, and slick, and because it is all these things, it is marvelously entertaining. Mar 13, 2020 Full Review Sergio Benítez Espinof A little gem to discover. [Full Review in Spanish] Aug 24, 2019 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Brando gives a powerful performance as a German deserter in this fact-based WWII drama, which was underestimated at the time. Rated: B Jul 5, 2012 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A tense sea adventure. Rated: B Jul 29, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

      View All (47) audience reviews
      Peter T Uneven but very under-rated war drama with indelible characters brilliantly acted in a plot that begins as adventure, plods along in melodrama and ends in searing tragedy. A very difficult film to watch, but very rewarding. Brynner is excellent, Brando is at his off-kilter best and the rest of the cast is efficient and/or frightening. Highly recommend but not for those with PTSD. Nightmares may ensue. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/05/24 Full Review j F The acting was superb, but the story was convoluted. For instance, the girl's role could have been left out altogether with only slight adjustments to the plot. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/12/23 Full Review Josh G I simple story executed very well with themes of anti war and peace intertwined as two titans of acting go head to head to in dialogue and morality. The final words will haunt you well done film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a dark story that feels as damed as its characters. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review a.l.jude p A powerful start, a flawed end though ! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review s r I saw it for the cast, but it could have been much better. The plot dragged and lost credibility with gaps. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
      Morituri

      My Rating

      Read More Read Less POST RATING WRITE A REVIEW EDIT REVIEW

      Cast & Crew

      67% 79% Battle of Britain 55% 54% Farewell to the King 94% 95% The Great Escape 37% 79% In Harm's Way 63% 67% Battle of the Bulge Discover more movies and TV shows. View More

      Movie Info

      Synopsis During World War II, German Robert Crain (Marlon Brando) goes AWOL and heads to India to live peacefully. He is discovered, however, by the British Secret Service, who force him to go on an undercover mission on their behalf. He is sent to pose as a Nazi officer on a German ship, but Capt. Mueller (Yul Brynner) is immediately suspicious of his new recruit. As Crain realizes he could be found out at any moment, he incites a riot in an effort to gain control of the boat.
      Director
      Bernhard Wicki
      Producer
      Aaron Rosenberg
      Screenwriter
      Daniel Taradash
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Arcola Pictures, Colony Pictures
      Genre
      Drama, War, Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 25, 1965, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      May 25, 2004
      Runtime
      2h 3m