1985 *** 121 mins.

My attention was drawn to this film after reading Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One. I picked up a copy of Ladyhawke and gave it a viewing. I found it to be an enchanting little film with gorgeous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro and a show-stealing performance by Matthew Broderick as "The Mouse." The Mouse escapes prison and ends up in the company of a man who is a wolf by night and a woman who is a hawk by day. "Always together, eternally apart" until the curse can be broken. It goes on a bit too long, though, and has just as many misses as it does good moments, making it a film worth watching once but not necessarily a second time.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (Technovision)
Rated PG-13.

Matthew Broderick + Rutger Hauer + Michelle Pfeiffer + Leo McKern + John Wood + Ken Hutchison

Story by
Edward Khmara

Screenplay by
Edward Khmara and Michael Thomas and Tom Mankiewicz

Directed by
Richard Donner


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