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

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
January 14, 2008
The director, Uwe Boll, remains committed to long, dull, mediocre action films. His tenacity is a virtue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 14, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Laura Kern
New York Times
January 14, 2008
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
January 14, 2008
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
January 12, 2008
Boll has been compared to Ed Wood, but there's nothing personal about his ineptitude; he's just a deal-maker completing a transaction. Save perhaps for his fan club of ironists, movies like In The Name Of The King could only make a ledger happy.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
January 11, 2008
The film never achieves a suitable level of camp that would make it at least unintentional fun. It also is terminally boring at its 127-minute running time, making one supremely grateful that a half-hour has been cut for this U.S. release.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
January 11, 2008
A plodding patchwork of derivative fantasy-adventure, medieval production design, risible dialogue, unimpressive CGI trickery and haphazardly edited action sequences.
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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star
January 11, 2008
The biggest laugh occurred when one prisoner, chained to the wall of a cave, asked another chained prisoner, 'Where you from?'
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
January 11, 2008
Is this movie so god-awful bad that it's hilariously good? Can't be bothered deciding. Figure that's an answer in itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4