5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is a far cry from the world of Dixon of Dock Green! Here we see the seedier side of the US Police force with Vic Mackey, who to some will be mores scary than Freddy Krueger.
Michael Chiklis gives a powerhouse performance as the bent copper Vic, with excellent supporting performances all round.
The stories are entirely believable, with each detective or officer being given equal screen time. We see not only their work related problems but how difficult it is for them to separate fantasy from reality when dealing with the things they are made to deal with.
This DVD should be in every collection. It is beautifully packaged and excellent value for money. There is really… Read more
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is the Walt Disney version of the story,done as only Disney can. There is, as always, excellent performances from John Mills and Dorothy Magiure as the parents. Here also we see a young James MacArthur pre Hawaii 5-0 giving an excellent performance as Fritz. The scenery is glorious, it almost makes you want to be stranded there.
The only drawback, if there is one, is the stilted pirates. At times you almost want to go out and help them they are so clumsy. But on the whole, the film is one for the entire family. I sat through it with my 2 hard to please sons aged 9 and 6 and hardly heard a peep out of them. I suppose it shows that even a film which was made over 40 years ago,… Read more