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4.0 out of 5 stars Just as i rememberd
i saw this film in the 80s and hoped it would be back on the tv at some point. I never saw it again but rememberd it as a great film with twists and turns and a good solid performance by Robert Powell.
Having bought it from Amazon its just as i rememberd..Yes it is a little dated but still a good film well worth watching .Maybe not a saturday night blockbuster film...
Published on 23 Dec 2011 by David Johnson

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2.0 out of 5 stars One of those it-must-have-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time movies
Simon Wincer's Harlequin is one of those it-must-have-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time movies, transposing the Rasputin myth (rather than the reality) to 1980 Australia pretending to be America as Robert Powell's faith healer, magician and possible charlatan inveigles his way into senator David Hemmings household by curing his son of leukaemia. New age mumbo jumbo,...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars One of those it-must-have-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time movies, 17 Dec 2012
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Trevor Willsmer (London, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Harlequin [1980] [DVD] (DVD)
Simon Wincer's Harlequin is one of those it-must-have-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time movies, transposing the Rasputin myth (rather than the reality) to 1980 Australia pretending to be America as Robert Powell's faith healer, magician and possible charlatan inveigles his way into senator David Hemmings household by curing his son of leukaemia. New age mumbo jumbo, passable but unimpressive special effects and 70s corporate political conspiracies converge to little effect, while a cheesy score by Brian May and a they're-not-really-going-to-oh-my-Lord-they-did ending bang the final nail in the coffin.

It doesn't help that the film's not been treated well on DVD in the UK: Prism's cropped release appears to be cut and is extras-free (the original deleted release by Britfilms was at least 2.35:1). The US releases, under the title Dark Forces [DVD] [1980] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC], fares better, with a 2.35:1 widescreen transfer, audio commentary with Director Simon Wincer and Producer Anthony I. Ginnane, isolated score, stills gallery and trailer.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just as i rememberd, 23 Dec 2011
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David Johnson "dj" (yorkshire england) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Harlequin [1980] [DVD] (DVD)
i saw this film in the 80s and hoped it would be back on the tv at some point. I never saw it again but rememberd it as a great film with twists and turns and a good solid performance by Robert Powell.
Having bought it from Amazon its just as i rememberd..Yes it is a little dated but still a good film well worth watching .Maybe not a saturday night blockbuster film but a lazy sunday afternoon watch with the family...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Harlequin Review, 30 April 2013
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The film Harlequin was wonderful , I watched it some years ago and to have the CD in my collection is great
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cheesy film, 26 Feb 2013
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J. Davies (Lancashire, England) - See all my reviews
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Well this film starts really slow, it gets better as it goes on but barely though. A young Robert Powell is a con artist in this cheesy film. Acting is wooden but laughable. It's ok.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not full version, 9 Feb 2011
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Very nice movie. But what I do not understand is why they have decided to delete two short scenes before the very last one. Without these two scenes the movie has got quite different meaning.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great, 28 Jan 2013
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been looking out for this dvd for years robert powel great in it go get it its fasinatind dvd now
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