MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,388 this week

Mr. Freedom (1969)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 672 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 22 critic

Mr. Freedom is a pro-American Right superhero who fights for God and country by beating, robbing, raping, and killing anyone who looks like they might disagree with him. When he hears that ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 29 Feb 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 12 Jul 2012
 
a list of 154 titles
created 03 Aug 2013
 
a list of 50 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 48 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Mr. Freedom" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mr. Freedom (1969)

Mr. Freedom (1969) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mr. Freedom.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

He's the greatest fighter of all time. A sports icon that is loved throughout the world. A man driven by his ambition to be the best. Muhammad Ali is a name that to this day puts fear in ... See full summary »

Director: William Klein
Stars: Muhammad Ali, Sonny Liston, Angelo Dundee
Maidstone (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Norman T. Kingsley, famous movie director, runs for President.

Director: Norman Mailer
Stars: Norman Mailer, Rip Torn, Paul Austin
Certificate: M Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A Marquise who lures motorists to her hotel by sabotaging their cars gets more than she bargains for when one guest turns out to be a bank robber on the run

Director: Philippe de Broca
Stars: Yves Montand, Madeleine Renaud, Maria Schell
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In this excoriating satire of the fashion industry, Polly Maggoo is a 20-year-old Brooklyn-born fashion model in Paris, on the runway at the big shows where magazine editor Ms. Maxwell is ... See full summary »

Director: William Klein
Stars: Dorothy McGowan, Jean Rochefort, Sami Frey
The Mikado (1939)
Musical | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The son of the Mikado of Japan, a wandering minstrel, falls for a girl who is engaged to her guardian.

Director: Victor Schertzinger
Stars: Kenny Baker, John Barclay, Martyn Green
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Sei persone viaggiano in un vagone-letto da Marsiglia a Parigi. All'arrivo, un donna viene trovata morta nella sua cuccetta. La polizia si mette alla ricerca delle altre persone, ... See full summary »

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Catherine Allégret, Jacques Perrin, Simone Signoret
La menace (1977)
Thriller | Crime | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The main character is unhappily married and has an affair. When his wife finds out, she lures his girlfriend to a cliff and throws herself of it, making the girlfriend look as her killer. ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau
Stars: Yves Montand, Carole Laure, Marie Dubois
Head (1968)
Comedy | Musical | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.

Director: Bob Rafelson
Stars: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz
Slogan (1969)
Certificate: GP Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In Venice, forty-old-year old Serge Fabergé has just been given the best advertisement director award. While taking a walk on the Piazza San Marco, Serge meets Evelyn Nicholson, a ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Grimblat
Stars: Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, Andréa Parisy
The Crucible (1957)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Salem, 1692. Industrious farmer, John Proctor, has twice made love to 17-year-old Abigail, a youth he and his wife have taken in. (His wife Elisabeth has rebuffed him for seven months; she ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Rouleau
Stars: Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Mylène Demongeot
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Mitamura Yuka (Hiroko Yakushimaru) is a normal shy middle school student that has psychic powers. When a new student with similar powers begins to show his skills, by stealing the student ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Stars: Hiroko Yakushimaru, Ryôichi Takayanagi, Miyoko Akaza
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Claude Pinoteau
Stars: Yves Montand, Agostina Belli, Claude Brasseur
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
John Abbey ...
...
Dr. Freedom (as Don Pleasence)
Jean-Claude Drouot ...
Dick Sensass
...
M. Drugstore
Yves Lefebvre ...
Jacques Occident
Rufus ...
Freddie Fric
Sabine Sun
Rita Maiden ...
Herself
Colin Drake
Pierre Baillot
Raoul Billerey
...
Moujik Man
Sami Frey ...
Catherine Rouvel ...
Marie-Rouge
Edit

Storyline

Mr. Freedom is a pro-American Right superhero who fights for God and country by beating, robbing, raping, and killing anyone who looks like they might disagree with him. When he hears that France is in danger of falling to the Commies, Mr. Freedom heads overseas to set things right. When the welcome he receives isn't quite as warm as he expected, he gives up hope of steering the French away from the Reds and decides to salvage what he can by destroying the entire country. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

8 January 1969 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Mister Freedom  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

French censorship certificate: 13. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Freedom returns to his headquarters to find all his henchmen dead, one man with stars painted over his eyes, who is supposed to be dead, can be seen blinking. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Freedom: Let me tell you about the French. They are 50 million mixed-up, sniveling crybabies who haven't stood on their two feet since Napoleon, and that wasn't yesterday. And Napoleon wasn't even French.
Mr. Freedom: He was Corsican!
Dr. Freedom: That's right, boy. So the French are the white man's burden. OUR burden. We've had to carry them through two world wars already, and we're damn well gonna have to carry them through the next.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits are presented like political graffitti on the wall. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
High school film project with a set and wardrobe budget
5 October 2012 | by (Kosmopolites) – See all my reviews

It had the premise, the wardrobe and the set design to be something special in the absurdist farce genre. And failed spectacularly.

I'm hazarding a guess, but it seems to me that director William Klein is (still alive?) a pretty ardent Alfred Jarry fan and this was an effort to mimic his surrealist theater in an attempt to skewer the concept of "American Empire". The contempt, both warranted and unwarranted, has no subtlety whatsoever - it's filmed at a Banana Splits teevee show level, albeit less entertaining in delivery.

There is no coherence or continuity in the story, the acting often painful, the direction amateur film school level. The opening few minutes are haphazard and forced, as though there was only budget for single takes, and that sets the standard for the remaining 90. I have to say this was one of those films that is a chore to watch - that you only go the distance to prove you can.

Which is a crying shame. The costumes and sets had the potential for something truly special as far as absurdist splatstick goes. Other reviewers compare the absurdism to Dr. Strangelove. I have a more appropriate comparison - The Day the Fish Came Out (which destroyed Mihalis Kakogiannis' career): that is how you make the theater of the absurd come to life on screen. But Mr. Freedom is just a poor case of squandered opportunity and resources. Sad.


0 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Indescribably horrible; among the worst films ever made ergegrrgewgegwegwegerwg
Where can I find it? trackmasterservo
Actress question Erich-13
Moujik Man deoverian
Mr Freedom is to US imperialism as Sweet Movie is to Communist Russia. apersonhumming-1
Simone Signoret Anna_Screengazer
Discuss Mr. Freedom (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?