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      Rosebud

      PG 1975 2 hr. 6 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      44% 9 Reviews Tomatometer 21% 50+ Ratings Audience Score The CIA sends a British reporter (Peter O'Toole) to find five rich girls kidnapped by the PLO off a yacht called Rosebud. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member A very slow, plodding political spy thriller that relies more on the visuals of travelling all around the world than on the story. The movie is too long for such a basic story and plot development. Also, not much suspense as it is very predictable. Even the political/ideological conflicts are given only the most cursory and shallow treatment, which defies the entire purpose of the movie. Still, with liberal use of the fast forward button, it holds some entertainment. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review delysid d terrorists were nicer back in the 70s nowadays they would blow up themselves in an attempt to kill as many schoolgirls as possible Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/04/19 Full Review Audience Member Otto Preminger's ROSEBUD could have benefitted from some dialogue polishing, but it's extremely in keeping with modern events. In 1975, though, this film must have been a horrible bore. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Otto Premingers later works are given very short shift by critics and its true that his later works are nowhere near his peak. But this film is not the total disaster that critics would have you belive and in todays unstable world the film does have some resonance. Peter O Toole was cast at the last minute as Orginal star Robert Mitchum walked due to the directors now legendary firey temper. O Toole is pretty good as Larry Martin the jack of all trades CIA man called upon to gain the release of 5 young women who have been kidnapped from the yacht Rosebud. What follows is a globe trotting thriler as Martin has to deal with all sides in his quest to free the gilrs. The terrorist mastermind Sloat is played by Richard Attenborugh which is very odd as he is an Oxford educated muslim who lives in a cave. It may sound like miscasting but it works quite well and the terrorist part of the film raises plenty of questions. The film does feel a little flat in places but on the whole i enjoyed the film even if you forget what happens five minutes afterwards. A film which will improve with repeat viewings and i for one enjoyed it . Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Melissa Anderson 4Columns I am drawn not to the heights of Preminger's oeuvre but to the oddities and misfires that clot his late-period output...his penultimate movie, Rosebud, offers some thrills, especially for those who cherish incongruities. Mar 26, 2021 Full Review Time Out Doubtless, like most Preminger, it'll improve with age. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Vincent Canby New York Times A suspense melodrama of such ineptitude, lethargy and loose ends that only someone with his arm being twisted would take credit for it. Rated: 1/5 May 9, 2005 Full Review David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor Rosebud should have been a surefire winner. Aug 7, 2021 Full Review Frank J. Avella Edge Media Network O'Toole is his aloof, charismatic self, which helps the meandering and convoluted script. Rated: B- Mar 30, 2021 Full Review Ruth Batchelor Los Angeles Free Press Rosebud makes even Exodus look like Gone With The Wind. Dec 4, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis The CIA sends a British reporter (Peter O'Toole) to find five rich girls kidnapped by the PLO off a yacht called Rosebud.
      Director
      Otto Preminger
      Production Co
      Oting SA
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 10, 2017
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