King Solomon's Mines Reviews

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
January 17, 2005

It is pleasant to look at, but it no longer passes for action and adventure these days.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2003

| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 1, 2002

| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010

Dated classic has colonial racial views.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 5, 2002

One of the top adventure films of all-time; beautiful African scenery.

| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000

MGM's elegant remake of the superior 1937 version.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 11, 2005

This is not your modern slam-bang action movie...but, rather, it's a pure adventure film, with an emphasis on realistic dangers and believable excitement.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 25, 2004

Classic of its adventure genre--colorful, exciting.

| Original Score: 5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 1, 2008

A spectacular adventure story with a smidgin of romance, King Solomon's Mines is exciting enough and adventurous enough and wholesome enough for the whole family.

Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
March 24, 2005

Doesn't quite fulfill its promise, in part because the title destination is too obviously a MacGuffin in which the film ultimately doesn't even feign mild interest.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
December 19, 2002

A real treasure, and not shown often enough these days

| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
March 25, 2009

Of the half a dozen screen versions, MGM's 1950 remake of the 1937 British adventure is arguably the most lavish and entertaining, deservedly winning the Oscars for cinematography and editing.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003

Bosley Crowther
New York Times
Top Critic
March 25, 2006

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