The Princess Bride - a battle of wits scene

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Wilburgur : at least mr. incredibles boss died with a laugh

Ryokkeno : Alternatively, Neither was poisoned, he took a big snort of one of the most lethal poison powders known to man at the beginning.

Brandon Galvan : "Inhale this, but do not touch." "I smell nothing." "What you do not smell is called iocane powder. It is odorless, tasteless, dissolves instantly in liquid, and is among the more deadly poisons known to man. In fact, just inhaling a small amount of the powder is enough to kill a grown man within seconds." That would've been enough to end it. I mean, seriously. Who enters into a battle of wits *_to the death_* and then inhales an unknown substance handed to them by someone they just met that day?

George Lionon : "In that case I challenge you to a battle of wits". "For the princess... to the death?" Westly nods. Viccini: "I accept!" putting away his dagger. Then Westley used that moment to stab him with his sword he still held in hand. "That was not particularly smart. Already you lost the battle of wits to death."

Isaiah Stoy : This is undoubtedly one of the greatest scenes in cinema history.

Jam Lym : The moral of this scene is that true intelligence is not crazy complicated stuff. The answer is usually pretty simple.

Geremy Dunn : NEVER go up against a CICILIAN when DEATH is on the line!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH--'falls over'

Wynonna Carver : I love how he dies mid laugh

Tom Jackal : Truly you have a dizzying intellect

Katherine S : I maintain that the reason they showed so little of Buttercup's face is that she couldn't stop smiling at how ridiculous this conversation was. :)

NTG : There’s one leap of logic he missed: Wesley was carrying the iocaine powder on him. Why would he carry it with him unless he intends to use it quite regularly? But if he uses it quite regularly he would build a reputation for using the poison among his crew, and then eventually among the rest of the area. With that reputation comes the risk that someone might use your own poison against you, and to die by your own poison would be dreadful, so before even considering carrying that poison on him he built up an immunity to iocaine powder, so clearly he cannot choose either cup.

samantha18 : How long did Vizzini have to set up a table cloth? And how was he carrying wine and goblets? And the cheese?

1Bloka : Well, I mean he was right the entire time. He couldn't choose either one.

Greg P. Yates Jr. : As soon as the battle of wits begins, pay close attention to Buttercups hair in between camera cuts. I've now ruined this scene for you forever, you're welcome!

Owen Jones : Anyone else realise that this bob parr's boss in the incredibles? I recognised the voice!

David Timmer : You're trying to trick me into giving away something. It won't work.

Irene Jacobs : This is what it feels like talking to incels on Reddit

MantisCrawl : 4:40 Omae wa mou shindeiru

Jason Leedham : Judging by the costume, ships swords etc surely this was set at least a couple of hundred years before the Europeans discovered Australia? Oh its a film, I know

LORD Eyehead : The real battle of wits was whether he would accept

cxsmicz sins : science slumber parties

Jon : I love this scene the most out of the whole movie especially the look on vizzini's face when he switches goblets lol! Never gets old.

Benny Boi : 03:14 He almost had it.

Jam Lym : Wallace Shawn's signature role.

Dutch Van Der Linde : Imagine how this was for the princess. She was blindfolded and could do nothing but hear all the stuff going on in front of her, imagine how wierd that would be?

Jerry Gu : "Mrs. Underwood, I presume."

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cromusic ibra : "You have a dizzying intellect." "Where was I?" Supposedly he has an amazing brain yet can't remember what he was talking about a few seconds ago.

Team Dai Gurren Member : I'm sorry but I don't get how this I a battel of wits if you asked me westly cheated he was immune the whole time.

DarthSidious63 : Wallace Shawn is one of the best character actors ever.

Samuel Glyn : I just adore the sound synching in this film

CEC Bloomington : Inconceivable!

The Dark One784 : Cary Elwes will always be Robin Of Loxley to me

Chad K : This is how you play Texas Holdem xD

Julia Brooks : RIP William Goldman. One of the best scenes in film history

Matthew Seidl : what in the world can that be!?😂😂

Apollo Fell : This is the first time I have understood the joke about the Sicilian and I'm goddamn 25.

Nathaniel Mooney : 0:27 You’re wrong, Vizzini. Westley’s trying to rescue his true love.

NoriMori : Once again I'm reminded of the principle that you should never accept a deal someone else proposed if the only way for you to gain is for them to lose (and vice versa). They wouldn't have proposed the deal if they didn't know something you don't that will guarantee they win.

koook160 : RIP William Goldman

Justin Bailey : "never get involved in a land war in Asia." LOL so true.

Darth Primus rae : for a moment 0:54 I thought he said playtoe the kids toy

Kristin Timoteo : best movie ever

Jim Hawking : I remember watching this in school, best sleep I ever had

Michael : It is entirely logical that the deadliest poison known to man should come from Australia

James Raynor : He... Oh my god. An Earthling from the medieval period just completely destabilized Ferengi economy!!!

RJTheHero : This is a wonderful movie. A classic. And to think this is categorized as a Chick Flick.

Haseo Xth : Vizzini: "Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates?" Westley: "Yes." Vizzini: "Morons." _Ah, yes. Clearly, you've demonstrated your vastly superior intelligence._

freezaplanet419 : I feel like if inhaling the iocaine was enough to kill Vizzini, he would've known that.

Gotobar 1313 : i just came for *_"...Morons"_*