Papillon (Blu-ray) PG

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the they begin serving their sentence on a prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
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  • ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 2.40:1
  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: September 18, 2018
  • Originally Released: 1973
  • Label: Warner Archives

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User Ratings: 48,671
Rating: 4/5 -- But Dustin Hoffman produces a splendid depiction of cunning corruption that acts as a perfect balance to McQueen's superstar charisma. Full Review
Radio Times
Sep 23, 2015
Rating: 4/5 -- Schaffner, who expertly captured the gritty story of Patton, does not flinch from showing every conceivable horror of the French penal system. Full Review
TV Guide
Sep 23, 2015
A rousing drama of endurance, opportunism and friendship under fire. Full Review
Denver Post
Aug 3, 2007
Papillon was not a complicated man but his experiences changed him almost beyond recognition, and McQueen does a good job of portraying the survivor, broken in body, but not in spirit. Full Review
The Spectator
Sep 23, 2015
McQueen works hard and al most manages to triumph over his star presence, while Hoffman submerges himself eccentrically and amusingly in his coward's role. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Sep 23, 2015
Rating: A+ -- This consummate prison-break epic features Steve McQueen's greatest transformation of character creation over the course of his estimable film career. Full Review
ColeSmithey.com
Sep 6, 2015
Papillon is too lifeless, too long and too late. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Dec 17, 2019

Description by OLDIES.com:

They called him Papillon, meaning butterfly. If only he had wings to go with the name. Unable to fly, Henri Charriere virtually willed himself free. He persisted until he did the impossible: escape Devil's Island.
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  • UPC: 888574755508
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