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Asterix & Obelix Take on Caesar

  • Film

Time Out says

This lavish and robust live-action chapter of the famous cartoon (dubbed for export) did exceptional business at the French box office. Thanks to a dash of romance and a new improved magic potion, the 'battle with the foregone conclusion' routine still manages to surprise. There are satisfyingly bloodthirsty fights and one or two genuinely decent thrills - the best featuring a dog and a tub of tarantulas. Gauls downing drugs prompt regular helpings of glittering visual tricks which - alongside Terry Jones' inventive English adaptation full of anachronisms, insults and knowing corn - more than amply distracts from the fact that in the English version nobody's mouth seems to be working properly.
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Release Details

  • Rated:PG
  • Duration:110 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Claude Zidi
  • Screenwriter:Claude Zidi, Gérard Lauzier, Terry Jones
  • Cast:
    • Gérard Depardieu
    • Christian Clavier
    • Roberto Benigni
    • Michel Galabru
    • Claude Piéplu
    • Daniel Prévost
    • Pierre Palmade
    • Laetitia Casta
    • Arielle Dombasle
    • Sim
    • Marianne Sägebrecht
    • Hardy Kruger Jr
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