Mission, The

Lists: Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989

Brief Synopsis: "Jeremy Irons plays a Spanish Jesuit who goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region. Robert DeNiro plays a slave hunter who is converted and joins Irons in his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have built against the Portugese aggressors."

Overall Ranking: 667 (Rank from 1986: # 8)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Carrie B97
Rob from GuysFilmQuest83Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 6
J Patterson65Rewatch: 5

People Involved

  • Robert De Niro (Rodrigo Mendoza)
  • Jeremy Irons (Father Gabriel)
  • Ray McAnally (Altamirano)
  • Aidan Quinn (Felipe Mendoza)
  • Liam Neeson (Fielding)
  • Cherie Lunghi (Carlotta)
  • Ronald Pickup (Hontar)
  • Chuck Low (Cabeza)
  • Bercelio Moya (Indian Boy)
  • Sigifredo Ismare (Witch Doctor)
  • Daniel Berrigan (Sebastian)
  • Roland JoffĂ© (Director)