Barry Lyndon

Lists: Drama, Romance, War, Best Picture nominee 1970 to 1979, Sight And Sound Critics Top 250

Brief Synopsis: "In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love of his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to Dublin, but is robbed on the road. Without any other alternative, Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War."

Overall Ranking: 488 (Rank from 1975: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

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


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Malfrey100 - By What Means Redmond Barry Acquired the Style and Title of Barry Lyndon
(full review)
David Baruffi88
Lisa Marie Bowman80 - The pace is deliberately slow but the film is gorgeous to look at.
(full review)
Thomas Pollock70

People Involved

  • Ryan ONeal (Barry Lyndon)
  • Marisa Berenson (Lady Lyndon)
  • Hardy Krüger (Capt. Potzdorf)
  • Diana Körner (Lischen)
  • Frank Middlemass (Sir Charles Reginald Lyndon)
  • Arthur OSullivan (Captain Feeny)
  • Godfrey Quigley (Capt. Grogan)
  • Patrick Magee (The Chevalier de Balibari)
  • Steven Berkoff (Lord Ludd)
  • Gay Hamilton (Nora Brady)
  • Marie Kean (Belle, Barrys mother)
  • Murray Melvin (Rev. Samuel Runt)
  • André Morell (Lord Gustavos Adolphus Wendover)
  • Leonard Rossiter (Capt. John Quin)
  • Leon Vitali (Lord Bullingdon)
  • Billy Boyle (Seamus Feeny)
  • Stanley Kubrick (Director)