The Ruling Class

The Ruling Class

DVD - 2001
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In this satire on the British class system, O'Toole stars as the mad 14th Earl of Gurney who believes that he is Jesus Christ.
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2001.
ISBN: 9781559409223
Branch Call Number: FIC/Rulin 6173mb 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (154 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. --


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Nov 28, 2016

Wickedly delicious tour de force by Peter O'Toole and a lovely cast of characters.

Mar 20, 2016

One of Peter O'toole's worst
roles. Did a lot of fast forwards to get thru 154 minute flick!!!!!!!

Nov 02, 2015

I really wanted to finish this movie but I had to quickly shut it off at the animal testing part. Wishing I hadn't seen it :(

Oct 22, 2015

The great Peter OToole's greatest role

Aug 27, 2015

Not going to rate this, as I could only put up with the first 10 minutes. O'Toole is brilliant, I just didn't appreciate his role here.

Oct 14, 2014

When your father accidentally dies during auto-erotic asphyxiation, your family is attempting to steal your inheritance, the love of your life is a character from an opera and you believe yourself to be Jesus Christ, how ever will you join the ruling class? By becoming one of the most notorious murderers of all time, after battling with a rival messiah of course. Probably one of the greatest ending scenes ever filmed.

Library_Dragon Dec 22, 2012

One of my favorite things of all time. Dark, biting, and wickedly funny black comedy. O'Toole is amazing. Love all the absurdist touches, too--Varsity Drag, anyone? :)

Glencoe_Mike Aug 18, 2012

Hilarious, whimsical (in a good way), dark and perfect.

chrissantoro Apr 16, 2012

Hilarious British comedy with a brillant performance by Peter O'Toole. His rendition of "Tiptoe through the Tulips" alone is priceless

discerningcritic Apr 08, 2012

Droll British humor from 1972 with Peter O'Toole pulling out all the stops. Enjoyable but quite slow paced for today.

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