- I've now seen this film several time, I quite like it. Based on a true story, it's a fascinating prison escape film. Both McQueen and Hoffman do great work. Highly recommended!- This is a great film about the persistence of the human spirit. Steve McQueen play a man "wrongfully convicted" of murder and sent to notorious Devil's Island prison in Vienna where he suffers sub-human treatment. He has many attempts at escape and even succeeds once, but id returned to the prison. Dustin Hoffman play his friend and accomplice in escape attempts. This is probably McQueen's best performance. highly recommended!
User 2 Review:
(72%)A pretty great, and very punishing classic film telling a very worthy tail of the extreme conditions found within a French colony prison that through the many years since its release has not really aged all that much at all. Owing to its classic status is due in parts to the fact that it is so well made and wonderfully acted. Good old Steve McQueen is great in the lead role going through one of the utterly worst ordeals almost possible, while the direction and editing is fluent; it never drags once in its 2 and a half hours runtime. This is now without question a classic film that should be tracked down by almost anyone and everyone.
User 3 Review:
A pretty unknown classic movie to me other than that i have heard the title name before. I like most classics if its the right genre / story and if there are some famous talent actors aswell in it. The story follows 2 criminals , Papillon (Steve McQueen) and Dega (Dustin Hoffman ) on an prison island with escape as one option.. i like these kind of movies alot because its a good exciting genre for the most time. This was such a time and i was very satisfied with this powerful drama with amazing performances from both Steve and Dustin. Sometimes it felt slow paced but thats usually a common thing with older classic movies mostly because movies length.. anyway a flick to enjoy !
User 4 Review:
"Papillon" não só é um dos derradeiros filmes sobre o valor da liberdade, como também o que talvez melhor demonstra a extraordinária capacidade de Steven McQueen na alternância entre o actor dramático sofrido e o herói de acção capaz de lutar em nome de todos os homens. Quando McQueen contracena com Dustin Hoffman, podemos apenas esperar que um eleve a prestação do outro, mas aqui McQueen é maior que a vida e pertencem-lhe pelo menos duas cenas que representam inestimáveis momentos de cinema. A certa altura "Pappilon" parece até encaminhado para uma conclusão bastante previsível, mas nada disso acontece realmente.