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The 13th Warrior Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
With a budget said to be more than $100 million, it displays a lot of cash on the screen, but little thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
June 17, 2008
Michael Crichton's story is underdeveloped and narrow in range, resulting in a tale more curious for its odd confluence of elements than for their edifying deployment.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 28, 2009
"The 13th Warrior" is a brazen attempt to brand Antonio Banderas as an A-lister with a C-grade script. Failure attends.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Peter Brunette
Film.com
January 1, 2000
With the possible exception of the action sequences and the very occasionally imaginative set design, it's awful.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Mr. Crichton may have found the perfect venue for his particular brand of character underdevelopment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
The 13th Warrior is simply without thrills and excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
At its best, this achieves the beauty and grandeur of a Kurosawa epic -- at its worst, however, it feels like a Python remake of The Vikings.
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
This stinker barks. It has been fermenting for a couple of years as the creative minds behind it continued to cut, recut then cut again, trying to make steak out of ground beef.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
January 1, 2000
The cheese flows fast and furious from the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
January 1, 2000
Stilted dialogue, ridiculous storyline and spurting arteries combine for a very ugly filmgoing experience.
| Original Score: 4/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
A sensação que fica, ao final da projeção, é a de que vimos um filme vazio - e sobre o personagem errado. E o que é pior: no qual nada acontece.
| Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Director John McTiernan did this long before The Hunt for Red October and he would be wise to leave it off his resume.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The 13th Warrior seems like a made-for-TV warrior movie without enough money to get really epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Loaded with potential, it's puzzlingly overblown and distant, as if its huge budget were an albatross around its neck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
The 13th Warrior indulges in enough grubby histrionics and costume-adventure clichés to give you fifth-grade flashbacks.
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
January 1, 2000
. Seeing "The 13th Warrior" is like wishing for light at the end of a long dark tunnel, when we both know nothing is really there.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
The film feels as if it had a bad run through the editing room.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 1, 2000
Michael Crichton is quite a character; his films could use a little.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mac Verstandig
Moviereviews.org
January 1, 2000
The 13th Warrior reeks so badly of melodrama and poor acting that it carries a worst scent than a canine's least appetizing residue.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 1, 2000
Stupefyingly horrendous.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Jon Popick
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 7, 2009

Irish Times
January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

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June 18, 2012
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