Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

written by Robert Towne and Michel Austin

based on the novel Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

directed by Hugh Hudson


I had first seen Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes sometime in the late 80’s. Seeing it again after my friend Rogelio Rodríguez decided to write a review for my sister site Cinesthesia, I feel pretty much the same way: It’s a good movie, particularly during the first hour or so taking place in the jungle, but suffers from a rather stuffy second act where Tarzan becomes Lord Greystoke. In any case, Rogelio almost makes me want to change my mind. But I won’t. Check out his review here.

Rating: ***

Carlos I. Cuevas