Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

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Critic Consensus: Although it's an objective and handsomely presented take on the Crusades, Kingdom of Heaven lacks depth.


Movie Info

Kingdom of Heaven is an epic adventure about a common man who finds himself thrust into a decades-long war. A stranger in a strange land, he serves a doomed king, falls in love with an exotic and forbidden queen, and rises to knighthood. Ultimately, he must protect the people of Jerusalem from overwhelming forces - while striving to keep a fragile peace.

Rating: R (for strong violence and epic warfare)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: William Monahan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 11, 2005
Box Office: $47.3M
Runtime:
20th Century Fox - Official Site

Cast


as Godfrey

as Sibylla

as Hospitaler

as Tiberias

as King Baldwin

as Richard Coeur de Lio...

as Guy de Lusignan

as Gravedigger

as Balian's Wife

as Apprentice

as English Sergeant

as Village Sherrif

as Angelic Priest

as Young Sergeant

as Muslim Grandee

as Jerusalem

as Old Ibelin Housekeep...

as Sibylla's Maid

as Templar Master

as Old Ibelin Housekeep...

as Mullah

as Saracen Messenger

as Saladin's Sister

as Reynald's Templar Kn...

as Saracen Engineer

as Peasant Boy

as Richard's Knight
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Critic Reviews for Kingdom of Heaven

All Critics (198) | Top Critics (45)

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.

Full Review… | October 10, 2014
Examiner.com

Cinema's least potent leading man, Orlando Bloom, stinks up the screen in Ridley Scott's unsatisfying "epic" about the Crusades...

Full Review… | June 20, 2009
ColeSmithey.com

Just another sword and sandal epic...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Kingdom of Heaven is profoundly relevant for our troubled times.

Full Review… | February 28, 2008
BrandonFibbs.com

... 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)

Full Review… | July 10, 2007
DVD Review

One of the more violent films in recent memory. But maybe the violence serves a purpose-it keeps your mind off the inanities of the plot.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

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.

danperry17
Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

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.

skactopus
JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

½

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.

allan913
Al S

Super Reviewer

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