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Peter O'Toole gives a tour-de-force performance as Jack, a man "cured" of believing he's God-only to become Jack the Ripper incarnate. Based on Peter Barnes' irreverent play, this darkly comic indictment of Britain's class system peers behind the closed doors of English aristocracy. Insanity, sadistic sarcasm, and black comedy-with just a touch of the Hollywood musical-are all featured in this beloved cult classic directed by Peter Medak.
Peter O'Toole has starred in only one other of my favorite movies, Lawrence of Arabia. In "Ruling Class" he plays the heir to a fortune, and his inheritance is disputed by... Read morePublished 2 months ago by OntieC
A sharp and multifaceted satire on British culture, carried off as only Peter O'Toole could have done it. Expect no "ha ha" funnies and prepare for the shock of your life. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David L. Kent
I have been mesmerized with Peter O'Toole's performance in The Ruling Class ever since I saw it in the theater back in the 70s. Read morePublished 8 months ago by C. Koz
It is one of the best films i have seen in years. it belongs in the criterion collectionPublished 8 months ago by Raymond Johnson