MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,057 this week

Asterix and Caesar (1985)
"Astérix et la surprise de César" (original title)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 5,307 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 6 critic

Obelix falls for a new arrival in his home village in Gaul, but is heartbroken when her true love arrives to visit her. However, the lovers are kidnapped by Romans; Asterix and Obelix set ... See full summary »

Writers:

(comic), (comic), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 06 Jul 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 06 Jul 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 12 Aug 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 26 Dec 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Asterix and Caesar (1985)

Asterix and Caesar (1985) on IMDb 6.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Asterix and Caesar.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The diminutive Asterix and his rather larger companion Obelix, warriors of the last village in Gaul still free after the Roman invasion, set out on a mission to deliver a barrel of their ... See full summary »

Director: Pino Van Lamsweerde
Stars: Roger Carel, Pierre Tornade, Graham Bushnell
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Astérix and Obélix compete at the Olympics in order to help their friend Lovesix marry Princess Irina. Brutus also tries to win the game with his own team and get rid of his father Julius Caesar.

Directors: Frédéric Forestier, Thomas Langmann
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Benoît Poelvoorde
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The druid is accidentally hit by a menhir thrown by Obelix and loses his mind and memory.

Director: Philippe Grimond
Stars: Roger Carel, Pierre Tornade, Henri Labussière
Action | Animation | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Asterix and his friends fight against the Romans with the help of their druid's magic potion.

Director: Ray Goossens
Stars: Roger Carel, Jacques Morel, Pierre Tornade
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Popular animated hero Asterix and his faithful sidekick Obelix travel to ancient Egypt to help Cleopatra build a new summer home. Cleopatra and Julius Caesar have made a bet, with Caesar ... See full summary »

Directors: René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Stars: Roger Carel, Jacques Morel, Micheline Dax
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In order to wipe out the Gaulish village by any means necessary, Caesar plans to absorb the villagers into Roman culture by having an estate built next to the village to start a new Roman colony.

Directors: Louis Clichy, Alexandre Astier
Stars: Roger Carel, Lorànt Deutsch, Laurent Lafitte
Action | Adventure | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Gauls have the chance to become the new masters of the Roman empire if they can solve twelve tasks set by Julius Cesar.

Directors: René Goscinny, Henri Gruel, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Roger Carel, Jacques Morel, Pierre Tornade
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Caesar has had enough when another legion is hacked to pieces by the damned single indomitable village in Gaul because of the druid's magic potion, so he decides to tackle the problem at ... See full summary »

Director: Gerhard Hahn
Stars: Roger Carel, Pierre Tornade, Henri Labussière
Adventure | Mystery | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tintin is sent to guard an absent-minded professor in a Balkan country, but a local criminal tries to lure him away by kidnapping two children. The professor, however, has invented a ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Leblanc
Stars: Jacques Careuil, Georges Atlas, Jacques Balutin
Lucky Luke (TV Series 1984)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An animated series based on the European comic book about an American cowboy described as "The man who shoots faster than his shadow." Lucky Luke, with his horse Double Six, travels the Old... See full summary »

Stars: Jacques Thébault, Pierre Tornade, Jacques Balutin
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After another raid in an empty village, the chief of the Vikings Timandahaf misunderstands the explanation of his druid Cryptograf that "fear gives wings to the dwellers" and believes that ... See full summary »

Directors: Stefan Fjeldmark, Jesper Møller
Stars: Roger Carel, Lorànt Deutsch, Sara Forestier
Documentary | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Alain Chabat
Stars: Edouard Baer, Monica Bellucci, Alain Chabat
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ...
Asterix (voice)
Pierre Tornade ...
Obelix (voice)
...
Caius (voice)
Serge Sauvion ...
Cesar (voice)
Henri Labussière ...
Panoramix (voice)
Roger Lumont ...
Briseradius (voice)
José Luccioni ...
(voice)
Michel Barbey ...
Vinpetimus (voice) (as Michel Barbet)
Paul Mercey ...
(voice)
Yves Barsacq ...
(voice)
Pierre Mirat ...
Le cuisinier (voice)
Edmond Bernard ...
(voice)
Séverine Morisot ...
(voice)
Paul Bisciglia ...
(voice)
Henri Poirier ...
Le chef de camp / Le Romain au long discours (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Obelix falls for a new arrival in his home village in Gaul, but is heartbroken when her true love arrives to visit her. However, the lovers are kidnapped by Romans; Asterix and Obelix set out to rescue them on a dangerous journey that will involve gladiators, slavers and beauracracy - and a personal encounter with the Emperor himself, Julius Caesar... Written by Benjamin Evans <benj@whitley.unimelb.edu.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Beating down a path to Rome!


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 December 1985 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Astérix y la sorpresa del César  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the movie Getafix tells that Panacea is the niece of the chief. This fact was not stated in any of the Asterix books. See more »

Connections

Followed by Astérix: Le domaine des dieux (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Asterix est la
Music by Vladimir Cosma
Lyrics by Plastic Bertrand
Performed by Plastic Bertrand
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not the worst of the movies, but by Belenos this is weak...
6 July 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

As bob the moo notes, "Asterix et la surprise de Cesar" (or "Asterix Vs. Caesar" in English) is based on two of the Asterix books. The problem with this movie is that the books in question - "Asterix the Gladiator" and "Asterix the Legionnary" - are two of the best of the lot, and either one would have made a good tale on its own, but in adapting them as one movie screenwriter Pierre Tchernia didn't do either one any favours, in addition to throwing in some odd new material (check out the attendant at the sauna Obelix visits at one point - the indication that the former is... um... checking out the latter is a bit out of place among the sternly heterosexual series).

The animation is okay, but nothing to write home about; and hearing the inhabitants of the small village of indomitable Gauls speak with American accents is distracting (though not as distracting as "Asterix Conquers America," the worst of the animated movies, which had our hero speaking in the Liverpudlian tones of Craig Charles in the English release). And note the presence of Plastic Bertrand singing over the opening and end credits (insert famous Belgian joke here).

The earlier films in the series, especially "Asterix and Cleopatra" and "The Twelve Tasks of Asterix," are better; and it's a tough call on whether this or the live-action "Asterix and Obelix Take On Caesar" is preferable - in terms of bringing the characters to the screen and in terms of entertainment and competence this one is, but then again this one doesn't have Laetitia Casta...


2 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
WONDERFUL!!! Scarlett_Avenger
Jessica Simpson... py_dalka
Discuss Asterix and Caesar (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?