Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) - Rotten Tomatoes

Royal Hunt of the Sun1969

Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)





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Historical accuracy is cast aside in the film version of Peter Shaffer's play. Fueled by promises of gold, Pizarro (Robert Shaw) and his explorers make a third trip across the treacherous Andes Mountains to Peru. There they meet King Atahuallpa (Christopher Plummer), considered to be a god by his faithful followers. The two leaders overcome their initial mistrust and suspicion, garnering admiration for each other. When the King is sentenced to die, Pizarro tries unsuccessfully to prevent the monarch's death at the hands of gold-hungry explorers.

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Robert Shaw
as Francisco Pizarro
Nigel Davenport
as Hernando de Soto
Leonard Whiting
as Young Martin
Andrew Keir
as Valverde
James Donald
as King Carlos V
Sam Krauss
as Felipillo
David Bauer
as Villac Umu
Jose Panzio
as Salinas
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Critic Reviews for Royal Hunt of the Sun

All Critics (3)

A turgid thing based on a play of a few years back.

November 1, 2021 | Full Review…

A respectable misfire.

July 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Inaccurate but nevertheless visually enticing historical drama about the Spanish conquistadors in South America.

January 13, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Royal Hunt of the Sun

worst casting in history? maybe. robert shaw as pizarro and christopher plummer as the inca emporer atahualpa! am i the only one who saw this bizarre picture?

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