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Red Sonja Reviews

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Top Critic
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
July 14, 2015
None of this would matter if Red Sonja was the least bit exciting, or sexy, or even funny. Instead, it`s lumbering, oddly prim and laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Joanna Berry
Radio Times
July 14, 2015
This is a sword-and-sorcery adventure for those who like their action fast and furious, their dialogue ropey and their acting filled with more ham than a butcher's shop.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Film4
July 14, 2015
If you are rapt by swollen muscles, heaving bosoms, swordplay and a tirade of hammy, fantasy claptrap, the woefulness of this film won't put you off.

People Magazine
July 14, 2015
The title sounds as if this movie is about a communist spy, or maybe a new flower. No such luck.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 26, 2011
The film is at least as good as Conan the Destroyer. Which is faint praise, indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 9, 2010
Sure, there are a few funny moments here and there with several obviously intended jokes, but director Richard Fleischer never milks the elements of self-parody for what they're worth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 9, 2010
The dialogue passages don't exactly play like Noel Coward, but this is a movie that succeeds rousingly well on its own humble, Saturday-night terms.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Red Sonja returns to those olden days when women were women and the menfolk stood around with funny hats on until called forth to be whacked at.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Worst of all, there's a charmless brat prince for Sonja to take under her wing.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
It's a truly horrible concoction, filled with stiff, overly serious dialogue, wretched performances, bad lighting and a lazy score by the otherwise great Ennio Morricone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 6, 2005
Unwatchably bad sword-and-sorcery nonsense.
| Original Score: 0/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 23, 2004
...pure silliness, but not silly enough to qualify as amusing. Face it; it's just dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
May 21, 2004
Hilariously awful
| Original Score: 1/5
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
September 11, 2003
No, he's NOT Conan this time!
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Fleischer brings absolutely no playfulness to what might, at least, have been enjoyably light. And he brings out the worst in a cast that was ill-chosen to begin with.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
April 14, 2003
Horrible spawn of the mediocre Conan the Barbarian.
| Original Score: 0/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 9, 2003
Arnold's last barbarian role -- worth it for that if nothing else.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2001
The scene where Nielsen stands at the molten river border of the 'land of eternal night' looks particularly good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Incredibly stupid
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
January 1, 2000
Fleischer could have directed this movie from his living room via speaker phone and achieved the same result
Full Review | Original Score: F
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