Rotten Tomatoes
Cancel Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

Taras Bulba

Released Dec 19, 1962 2h 2m Action List
Reviews 69% Audience Score 500+ Ratings The tale of a Cossack chief who has sworn to be the eternal enemy of the treacherous Poles. So, when his son falls for a beautiful Pole who has saved his life, the father is faced with the dilemma of whether to kill his own flesh and blood as a traitor. This film reinforced the Brynner stereotype as king of the Asiatic wide open spaces. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

Where to Watch

Taras Bulba

Fandango at Home Prime Video Apple TV

Rent Taras Bulba on Fandango at Home, Apple TV, or buy it on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV.

Critics Reviews

View All (1) Critics Reviews
Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It seems to be in genre form when showing hordes of Cossack horsemen flying across the steppes to do battle. Rated: C+ Feb 19, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

View All (55) audience reviews
Michael N Excellent 👌 Classic Yul Brynner film. Not completely tied to the original Ukrainian folklore but most of the film is true to the original! Time for a Hollywood remake! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/13/23 Full Review donald d Very dated movie, does not come off well in these days. The type of spectacle movie people liked in 1962 is so different than now. The acting was more like a children's movie, than a true war movie. I saw it in 1962 and that was enough. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Frances H I just loved this film when I first saw it on the big screen in Pittsburgh when I was 12 and my parents took my sister and I to see it. Then I was in love with Tony. Curtis, but the real star is Yul Bryner, who played this kind of role with panache and gusto just making this film, along with all of the Cossacks and the scenes of their revelry and horsemanship. The scene of the Cossacks riding to battle with more and more horsemen joining them along the way was so memorable. Although now it is not quite as good as I remembered it, I still enjoyed seeing the whole film again for the first time since I was 12! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/22/20 Full Review Audience Member Cassocks and Polish. Who could ask for more? Historical knowledges helps Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review ashley h Taras Bulba is a decent film. It is about Taras who has settled into comfortable farm life after years of adventures and swashbuckling with his cossack companions. Tony Curtis and Yul Brynner give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. J. Lee Thompson did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the adventure and drama. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member wohoo this Austrian lady was really pretty, no wonder Tony Curtis fall for real for her Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
Taras Bulba

My Rating

Read More Read Less POST RATING WRITE A REVIEW EDIT REVIEW

Cast & Crew

Movie Info

Synopsis The tale of a Cossack chief who has sworn to be the eternal enemy of the treacherous Poles. So, when his son falls for a beautiful Pole who has saved his life, the father is faced with the dilemma of whether to kill his own flesh and blood as a traitor. This film reinforced the Brynner stereotype as king of the Asiatic wide open spaces.
Director
J. Lee Thompson
Producer
Harold Hecht
Screenwriter
Waldo Salt, Karl Tunberg
Distributor
United Artists
Production Co
Avala Film, Harold Hecht Productions
Genre
Action
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 19, 1962, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 16, 2008
Runtime
2h 2m
Most Popular at Home Now