Rhinoceros (1974) 1080p YIFY Movie

Rhinoceros (1974) 1080p

Rhinoceros is a movie starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, and Karen Black. A boozing young man in love with his co-worker finds that everyone around him, even his pompous and condescending best friend, is changing into a rhinoceros.

IMDB: 6.11 Likes

  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.99G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 104
  • IMDB Rating: 6.1/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 44 / 40

The Synopsis for Rhinoceros (1974) 1080p

Originally an absurdist play by Eugene Ionesco, Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town plagued by rhinoceroses. These are not ordinary rhinoceroses, but people who have been victims of "rhinoceritis." Or is it something else entirely? But, why are they turning into rhinoceroses and what is Ionesco trying to tell us about society?


The Director and Players for Rhinoceros (1974) 1080p

[Director]Tom O'Horgan
[Role:]Joe Silver
[Role:]Zero Mostel
[Role:]Karen Black
[Role:]Gene Wilder


The Reviews for Rhinoceros (1974) 1080p


You'll get a charge out of it.Reviewed byProf_LostiswitzVote: 9/10

Rhinoceros is not the best of American Film Theatre's films, but it does grow on you. When I saw this in the cinema, I had already read Ionesco's play, so I was in a mood to be critical of every change?notably the change of setting.

Over the years, I have come to see that Ionesco can be transmogrified, and that most of the changes work quite well. Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder turn in dynamite performances, and the rest of the cast does nicely as well. Karen Black actually has the hardest job, turning her sweet and sexy character into a rhinoceros, but she carries it off gracefully. This is real acting!!

The most objectionable part comes with political references, like a picture of Richard Nixon, or a "Remember Pearl Harbor" lapel button. Not only is all this too heavy-handed, it dates the movie unnecessarily. The music is also quite low-quality 70's kitsch, especially the song "What did you do to yourself?". This song however accompanies a great dream-sequence. I must also say that the theme accompanying the final scenes is quite moving.

Ultimately, Rhinoceros is one of the great dramatic works of the twentieth century, and this movie will be for most people their only chance to see it (now that it can be bought on video). For those who don't know anything about it, it's about a town where the citizens start getting a strange malady that turns them into rhinoceroses. It starts out as a slapstick comedy of manners, but this is Ionesco's way of softening us up so we're more vulnerable to the horrific elements later on. Those of you who enjoyed Dr. Strangelove and Brazil should get a charge out of this.

hilarious sceneReviewed bybrantford52Vote: 8/10

I loved this film. I was trying to find it to buy it, just for the scene between Wilder and Mostel, priceless. I laughed so hard mostly because of how brilliant Mostel was at portraying his transformation. I told my children about this film and they wanted to see it. I recall reading once that Wilder himself, didn't like the film but I don't have his perspective. The tension between Mostel and Wilder in that particular transformation scene is palpable, Wilder's reactions, Mostel's intensity, I laugh at just recalling this scene. I don't recall much else about the film except this particular scene. I highly recommend this film to all Wilder and Mostel fans.

I Wish It Was Better, But...Reviewed byPeteRFNY1Vote: 1/10

I first saw 'Rhinoceros' as part of a high school film class, many moons ago. I will freely admit that I am not in love with the absurdity genre, and Ionesco's take on perceived "overreaction" to the threats of Naziism are brimming with equally absurdity naiveté (although, some people seem to think that Ionesco's point was to show how the very real threats around us can make us become irrational with fear - you decide). Regardless, people had GOOD reason to be fearful of the threats before them during and after WWII, be they paranoiac or not (typical of the Eurpoean view, as we see with the pooh-poohing of the real threats of radical fundamentalism today, and even in certain film reviews!).

All this is neither here nor there: whatever bourgeois-Euro-tint that may have been present in the original play are neutered by director Tom O'Horgan's Americanization of the subject matter. Subtle social commentary is lost in the translation, and the result is a confused, hard-to-follow exercise in absurd-ism gone haywire.

I have encountered many people that LOVE this film, although the concept of that is beyond me. I found this film an absolute CHORE to sit through (being not a fan of absurd-ism to begin with, this piece of work did not help change my opinion on the matter). Over the years, it has become a punchline of sorts among associates of mine when describing the only film available for rental upon our turns in Purgatory (that, and endless re-runs of the Jerry Springer show on Purgatory TV).

While the true meaning of the original play may be in the eye of the beholder, messages cannot mask a bad film, and this (unfortunately, as one who loves the work of both Mostel and Wilder) is a bad film with a capital 'B'.

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