English Patient, The

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Brief Synopsis: "The filmed version of the novel by Michael Ondaatje of the same name. This film tells of love stories during the turbulent times of World War 2. Director Anthony Minghella films the biography of Ladislaus Almasy."

Overall Ranking: 1101 (Rank from 1996: # 14)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Dan O'Neill90(full review)
David Baruffi88
Rob from GuysFilmQuest69Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 4
Annwyn S60

People Involved

  • Ralph Fiennes (Count László de Almásy)
  • Juliette Binoche (Hana)
  • Willem Dafoe (David Caravaggio)
  • Kristin Scott Thomas (Katharine Clifton)
  • Naveen Andrews (Sikh Kip)
  • Colin Firth (Geoffrey Clifton)
  • Julian Wadham (Madox)
  • Torri Higginson (Mary)
  • Jürgen Prochnow (Major Muller)
  • Kevin Whately (Hardy)
  • Clive Merrison (Fenelon-Barnes)
  • Nino Castelnuovo (DAgostino)
  • Hichem Rostom (Fouad)
  • Peter Rühring (Bermann)
  • Geordie Johnson (Oliver)
  • Liisa Repo-Martell (Jan)
  • Raymond Coulthard (Rupert Douglas)
  • Philip Whitchurch (Corporal Dade)
  • Anthony Minghella (Director)