By Ken Hughes

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1970-10-27
  • Advisory Rating: G
  • Runtime: 2h 19min
  • Director: Ken Hughes
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 82 Ratings


Richard Harris and Sir Alec Guinness star in this sweeping, handsomely-mounted epic drama recounting the battle which raged between the monarchy and a commoner over the very soul of Great Britain. In 17th-century England, ambitious country gentleman Oliver Cromwell (Harris) dared to challenge the political oppression and corruption which besieged his nation. Watching his power being usurped by a commoner, King Charles I (Two-time Oscar(r)-winner Guinness, 1957 Best Actor, The Bridge on the River Kwai; 1980 Honorary Award) springs to challenge his adversary. One man will become absolute ruler; the other will be executed. Rousing battle sequences, excellent lead and supporting performances fromRobert Morley, Dorothy Tutin and Timothy Dalton, Academy(r) Award-winning costume design and spectacular photography by renowned cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth (Cabaret, Tess), make CROMWELL an outstanding historical drama in the tradition of Braveheart.




  • Not bad, but certainly not great

    By mark801
    I was attracted to this movies by the A list actors, who delivered--as expected--wonderful performances. The directing and cinematography were better than average as well. What was severely lacking was the plot: it isn't well introduced, develops marginally well, but ends abruptly without good resolution. Honestly, it is about an hour too short, which makes me wonder what a true directors cut would've looked like. In short, if you love these actors or this epoch in English History (or in 60s filmmaking, for that matter) you're money will be well spent...but don't expect a classic.
  • Cromwell

    By Dallas Burgher
    Great movie, accurately describes the problems of when humble men suddenly have leadership thrust upon them.
  • Good movie

    By ShameShameShimmy