Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
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as King Baldwin
as Richard Coeur de Lio...
as Guy de Lusignan
as Balian's Wife
as English Sergeant
as Village Sherrif
as Angelic Priest
as Young Sergeant
as Muslim Grandee
as Old Ibelin Housekeep...
as Sibylla's Maid
as Templar Master
as Old Ibelin Housekeep...
as Saracen Messenger
as Saladin's Sister
as Saracen Engineer
as Peasant Boy
as Richard's Knight
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Critic Reviews for Kingdom of Heaven
Even with the addition of 45 minutes of new footage, Sir Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven remains a rather uneventful epic with a story that fails to engage.
Cinema's least potent leading man, Orlando Bloom, stinks up the screen in Ridley Scott's unsatisfying "epic" about the Crusades...
... an extraordinary work of art, a plea for religious tolerance that works because of sheer filmmaking prowess and good, old-fashioned storytelling. (Director's Cut)
Audience Reviews for Kingdom of Heaven
Interesting subject matter, and capable (if overly glossy) cinematography, but something in this film just didn't come out right. I think there was too much build up to most events; though the plot was interesting, everything developed so slowly that the sting had been taken out of the events before they occurred. That, and I didn't buy Orlando Bloom in this part - too young and too pretty. Didn't reward the investment it required, and could have trimmed some fat to make for a better watch.
Ridley Scott takes it slow and steady with Kingdom of Heaven.It is no secret that this film goes to great lengths to tell its story. The run time, for one, is a massive 3 hours. It isn't a quick sit through, nor does it feel like it with only a moderate pace. On the other hand, the costumes and set design are visually pleasing. When it comes to the story, there isn't a whole lot that can be deemed unnecessary, as most of it does fit nicely together.The violence is bloody and the action is as it should be. Nothing fancy when it comes to the choreography; just large clashes, especially in the final hour.The cast is solid. The supporting roles tend to outshine Orlando Bloom, but since the characters come and go, it is Bloom that ends up with the most to deliver. The likes of Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, and David Thewlis are just a few of the standouts throughout the picture.Kingdom of Heaven isn't a masterpiece, but it is a recommendable picture if one has 3 hours to spare.
The director`s cut of the film makes this a materpiece. It adds more accuracy and vison to Scott`s firece and bloody epic of dazzling power and dedication. An exhilerating and spectacular action-packed adventure epic. A stunning, stylish, deeply moving and jaw-dropping historical epic that ranks with Gladiator and Braveheart. Director, Ridley Scott has crafted another fine masterwork. It`s jammend with awesome and well-crafted battle sequences. A truly magnificent cast. Orlando Bloom is teriffic, crafting a surprisingly enduring and compelling performance. Liam Neeson and Jeremy Irons are superb. Edward Norton is brilliant.
Kingdom of Heaven Quotes
|Priest:||Convert to Islam today and beg Gods forgiveness tomorrow.|
|Balian:||You have taught me a lot about religion your eminence.|
|Balian:||You go to certain death.|
|Hospitaler:||All death is certain.|
|Priest:||Does making a man a knight make him a better fighter?|
|Balian:||How could you be in hell, when you are in my heart.|
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