The Reckoning (2004)
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as Simon Damian
as Lord de Guise
as King's Justice
as Jack Flint
as Nicholas' Lover
as Jealous Husband
as Town Justice
as Wells' Mother
as Wells' Father
as Man at Play
as Woman at Play
as Captain of the Guard
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Critic Reviews for The Reckoning
After a first hour slowed by exposition and a good deal of extraneous subplot development, the story catches fire in the second hour and keeps you engrossed.
It's not Shakespeare in Love, and it really has no third act, but there's wonder in the scenes of theatrical invention, of theater being made up on the spot, a play in the making.
A thoughtful, clever and well-acted diversion.
An ambitious, energetic and wholly satisfying movie about the dawn of dramatic and personal freedom and much more.
A strong screenplay coupled with an interesting cinematic structure and great images make this an engaging film with tension and texture
[It's] a film with a lot on its mind -- perhaps too much. ... As it is, philosophical dilemmas spread through the film like a plague until they finally claim its life.
Audience Reviews for The Reckoning
Well, I have most definitely become a Paul Bettany fan. This movie was really good, and of course he was outstanding in it. The rest of the cast did a great job, also, but I think that he really made this film work. Great storyline, and great camera work.
Turgid and uninsipired.
A very compelling and entertaing epic mystery. Well-written and very well-performed by it's cast. A dark, riveting and thrilling film. Willem Dafoe and Paul Bettany are extroadinary.
The Reckoning Quotes
|Lord de Guise:||Between faith and reason lies the only true God--power.|
|Lord de Guise:||We decide our destiny. Fate is the religion of the weak. And you don't strike me as weak.|
|Nicholas:||You soothe your conscience with grand phrases, but it's a weak, contemptible man who trades in the lives of others.|
|Martin:||I wish I was half the man my father was and half the father you deserve.|
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