King Solomon's Mines

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Haggard's magnificently cynical Allan Quartermain gives way to Richard Chamberlain's bland incompetent, a man with the sex appeal of a sheep and the comic timing of a manatee. Sharon Stone is trapped in the role of a silly woman who needs rescuing, much like the heroine of the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom farrago, a film which this clearly imitates. The friendly Umbopo turns out, for reasons a shade obscure, to be Twala, the book's bad number. And the feral relentlessness of tribal bloodshed is nowhere to be seen; instead there are comic Huns with pointy helmets and bad manners. It's stone cold dead on the slab. CPea.

Details

Release details

Duration:
100 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
J Lee Thompson
Screenwriter:
Gene Quintano, James R Silke
Cast:
Richard Chamberlain
Sharon Stone
Herbert Lom
Bernard Archard
John Rhys-Davies
Ken Gampu