We Bought a Zoo
A widowed father played by Matt Damon moves to the South Californian country and purchases a zoo with his family
On Film4: 6 Sep 6:25PM
A viking and a Moorish chieftan hunt for a giant golden bell.
In the 'so bad it's good' category of movies, this is pure rubbish, but thoroughly enjoyable rubbish.
Viking Richard Widmark is looking for a giant bell made of gold, but so is Sidney Poitier, a Moorish chieftain. It's a race between the two of them as they whip their querulous crews towards Spain and the amazing treasure. Not only are they in competition with each other, they also have to fight dissent within their crews, a challenge that Widmark faces with good humour while Poitier comes over all nasty and villainous.
Some good set-piece battle scenes and historical hokum to spare contribute to the tone of boys' own fun.
The 59th BFI London Film Festival runs 7th ¿ 18th October ¿ here are Film4 editorial director Catherine Bray¿s 20 top picks. Including fiction and documentary, there are 238 features playing at the 59
Room, High-Rise, The Lobster, Youth, 45 Years and Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story Of Dream Alliance have been selected for this year¿s Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from Septem
A summary of the critics and film professionals who voted for the top 50 Horror films of the 21st Century
As voted for by a panel of horror experts and friends of Film4 & FrightFest