Asterix & Obelix Take on Caesar

Film, Family and kids

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.


Release details

110 mins

Cast and crew

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