In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2006)

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Critic Consensus: Featuring mostly wooden performances, laughable dialogue, and shoddy production values, In the Name of the King fulfills all expectations of an Uwe Boll film.


Movie Info

Uwe Boll's fantasy adventure film In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale stars Jason Statham as Farmer, a simple man from the Kingdom of Ehb whose goal as the story begins is to care for his family. However, when the power-hungry Gallian (Ray Liotta) invades the kingdom, Farmer must abandon his simple existence in order to rescue his wife (Claire Forlani) and save his king (Burt Reynolds). This film is a cinematic adaptation of the video game Dungeon Siege. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Rating: PG-13 (for intense battle sequences)
Genre: Action & Adventure , Classics , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Doug Taylor
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 15, 2008
Box Office: $4.5M
Runtime:
Freestyle Releasing - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (10)

The director, Uwe Boll, remains committed to long, dull, mediocre action films. His tenacity is a virtue.

Full Review… | January 14, 2008
Boston Globe
Top Critic

If this isn't Boll's best effort to date, it's better than his usual output. If he can continue to improve, his name may no longer be synonymous with a punch line.

Full Review… | January 14, 2008
ReelViews
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Like actors in an amateur stage play, the large, mostly all-star -- or has-been star -- cast of In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale look, rather dazedly, to be playing dress-up.

Full Review… | January 14, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

Uwe Boll isn't the worst director in the world, but In the Name of the King might be more enjoyable if he were.

Full Review… | January 14, 2008
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Don't waste your time.

Full Review… | April 15, 2011
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Will any other movie ever be as amazing as this one?

Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Movies.com

Audience Reviews for In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Tons of stars means I will give this 2 stars. Thats it. This movie was so bad for what it was . . . just a shame.

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John Manard

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This is a terrible film all the way, God knows how they got such a good cast. It rips off so many good, bad and old fantasy films and not in a good way either, just in a hammy cheap way. The story is the usual old rubbish, the effects are poor and the acting is real cheese.
They also manage to stick some martial arts nonsense in there too, as hordes of faceless monster baddies get their arses kicked by the ugly looking Statham without realising once this guy might be a bit good.

Everything is predictable and cliched to the max, it gets two stars for some nice cgi landscapes here and there.

Could of been a cool homage to the old hack n slash Capcom arcade games 'Dungeons & Dragons'...if you get me, but they just go down the overly used martial route these days.

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Phil Hubbs

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