When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and the country itself is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the country's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter.
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When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by the great Kingdom of England, France and Germany and the country itself is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the country's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter.
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Finally a Dutch movie that is packed with obliterating action. Michiel de Ruyter is an epic movie about the glory days of Dutch history. I liked everything about the movie, the formidable acting, the beautiful portrayed sea battles etc, the way it screams 'Murica in a Dutch way, etc.
This movie has endured some unfair criticism, probably because complaining is inherent to the Dutch national character. Okay, this movie is not historically 100% correct, but it does not pretend to be. This movie does what it tries to do, make people excited about Dutch history. I loved this movie. Okay, it wasn't as good as Jean-Claude's Bloodsport (1988), but I loved every minute of it.
'Michiel de Ruyter' a.k.a. 'Admiral' delivers.
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