Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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My daughter had a hard time with the lingo in this book. She failed the first quiz given by her teacher. This movie is a very close representation to the book. The movie helped her with comprehension. I put my trust in the previous positive reviews and was not let down. My daughter made A’s on the rest of the quizzes and an A on the comprehensive test. Highly recommend!!!!

- stetson_baker

Great Classic. I purchased this book because of all the mess going on in our country and I heard they were taking it out of our children’s classrooms. I wanted it to stay a classic for all to enjoy, so I now have my own to value!

- clementine_baker

I think this is the best version of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" available in that It follows the book very closely. I would gladly recommend it to anyone who likes the book.
GAC

- callan_watson

Have always loved this movie, but can't play the PAL version. Was disappointed because the DVD looked almost new. My player is pretty old and doesn't have the capability of playing PAL as a lot of the newer players. Will try to find out what player to purchase so I can enjoy watching this wonderful version of Huckleberry Finn.

- mario_miller

One of the best live action retelling of my favorite Mark Twain stories

- averie_patel

Movie type did not work in our U.S. DVD player. It said on the ad that it only worked in European players.

- aliya_perez

When this ran on PBS in 1985, I video taped the entire broadcast over four nights. Essentially, the only differences between the 240 minute version and the 213 minute version, are station breaks with members
of the cast making appearances asking for financial support for local PBS stations, and beginning and ending credits. The 213 minutes on this DVD is the full dramatic performance. I suspect it would, if
rated, probably be PG . No, it is not suitable as entertainment for preteens, but then neither is Twain's novel. What it is, however, is a magnificent piece of cinematic art, which, coincidentally, happens to follow Twain's story quite faithfully.

- casey_white

Content of this film is better than any other Huck Finn version. Aside from just a few scenes, the film is really true to the original text novel. The only thing that is a pain is that the dvd has no chapter or scene separations. Showing it to high school classes is difficult due to the constant rewinding and fast forwarding to find where we left off.

- oscar_alvarez

This American Playhouse production is simply the best adaptation of Huckleberry Finn I've seen (out of seven, including all five American cinematic productions from 1931-1993). Much, perhaps most, of the dialogue is taken or only adapted slightly from the novel, so the dialects the characters speak retain the flavor of the book. Patrick Day is not only excellent as Huck Finn, when he speaks, he sounds like the novel's narrator come to life. This long production captures the mood of the novel, alternately humorous and somber, and stresses all the major themes. The main regret I have is that this 3.5 hour production wasn't another 60 minutes longer, so that the Wilkes episode (and the King and Duke's greatest scam) could have been included as well.
Note to North Americans (US/Canada): The UK DVD will probably play on a computer's DVD drive, and many commercial DVD players (for example, it played on my portable DVD player, which I could in turn connect to my TV). The DVD comes in just a few days via Royal Mail, and at around US $10, including shipping (at least in Dec. 2005), this movie is a great bargain.

- calliope_gonzales

Good film

- collin_adams

This is the best adaptation of Huckleberry Finn on film, yet is not without its flaws. But considering all the other woeful attempts, be thankful we have at least one that at least hints at the genius of Mark Twain's novel. Patrick Day is a bit too cute and cuddly, as in most adaptations - nobody wants to see quite the disheveled and homely character that Twain described. In the visual medium of film a character's appeal is invariably enhanced by appearance more than content. Despite these shortcomings, the film has many genuine moments. Sam-Art Williams offers a fine performance as Jim - his retelling of the discovery of his daughter's deafness is heart wrenching. The screenplay, though abridged and at times contrived or reworded, is generally faithful to the spirit of Twain.

- adriana_thompson

Very Good

- gregory_howard

My daughter had a hard time with the lingo in this book. She failed the first quiz given by her teacher. This movie is a very close representation to the book. The movie helped her with comprehension. I put my trust in the previous positive reviews and was not let down. My daughter made A’s on the rest of the quizzes and an A on the comprehensive test. Highly recommend!!!!

- emery_anderson

Great Classic. I purchased this book because of all the mess going on in our country and I heard they were taking it out of our children’s classrooms. I wanted it to stay a classic for all to enjoy, so I now have my own to value!

- rivka_hernandez

I think this is the best version of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" available in that It follows the book very closely. I would gladly recommend it to anyone who likes the book.
GAC

- abdiel_kelly

Have always loved this movie, but can't play the PAL version. Was disappointed because the DVD looked almost new. My player is pretty old and doesn't have the capability of playing PAL as a lot of the newer players. Will try to find out what player to purchase so I can enjoy watching this wonderful version of Huckleberry Finn.

- amber_smith

One of the best live action retelling of my favorite Mark Twain stories

- alora_jimenez

Movie type did not work in our U.S. DVD player. It said on the ad that it only worked in European players.

- gwen_morris

When this ran on PBS in 1985, I video taped the entire broadcast over four nights. Essentially, the only differences between the 240 minute version and the 213 minute version, are station breaks with members
of the cast making appearances asking for financial support for local PBS stations, and beginning and ending credits. The 213 minutes on this DVD is the full dramatic performance. I suspect it would, if
rated, probably be PG . No, it is not suitable as entertainment for preteens, but then neither is Twain's novel. What it is, however, is a magnificent piece of cinematic art, which, coincidentally, happens to follow Twain's story quite faithfully.

- piper_cox

Content of this film is better than any other Huck Finn version. Aside from just a few scenes, the film is really true to the original text novel. The only thing that is a pain is that the dvd has no chapter or scene separations. Showing it to high school classes is difficult due to the constant rewinding and fast forwarding to find where we left off.

- maximus_jimenez

This American Playhouse production is simply the best adaptation of Huckleberry Finn I've seen (out of seven, including all five American cinematic productions from 1931-1993). Much, perhaps most, of the dialogue is taken or only adapted slightly from the novel, so the dialects the characters speak retain the flavor of the book. Patrick Day is not only excellent as Huck Finn, when he speaks, he sounds like the novel's narrator come to life. This long production captures the mood of the novel, alternately humorous and somber, and stresses all the major themes. The main regret I have is that this 3.5 hour production wasn't another 60 minutes longer, so that the Wilkes episode (and the King and Duke's greatest scam) could have been included as well.
Note to North Americans (US/Canada): The UK DVD will probably play on a computer's DVD drive, and many commercial DVD players (for example, it played on my portable DVD player, which I could in turn connect to my TV). The DVD comes in just a few days via Royal Mail, and at around US $10, including shipping (at least in Dec. 2005), this movie is a great bargain.

- paula_campbell

Good film

- lochlan_flores

This is the best adaptation of Huckleberry Finn on film, yet is not without its flaws. But considering all the other woeful attempts, be thankful we have at least one that at least hints at the genius of Mark Twain's novel. Patrick Day is a bit too cute and cuddly, as in most adaptations - nobody wants to see quite the disheveled and homely character that Twain described. In the visual medium of film a character's appeal is invariably enhanced by appearance more than content. Despite these shortcomings, the film has many genuine moments. Sam-Art Williams offers a fine performance as Jim - his retelling of the discovery of his daughter's deafness is heart wrenching. The screenplay, though abridged and at times contrived or reworded, is generally faithful to the spirit of Twain.

- kailee_baker

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