Kingdom of Heaven Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
October 10, 2014
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 20, 2009
Cinema's least potent leading man, Orlando Bloom, stinks up the screen in Ridley Scott's unsatisfying "epic" about the Crusades...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Just another sword and sandal epic...
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
Kingdom of Heaven is profoundly relevant for our troubled times.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
July 10, 2007
... 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)
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
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.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
quick review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 25, 2006
Kingdom inevitably invites comparisons to Gladiator, Scott's last major epic. But it is a better film, partly because it does less violence to the history.
| Original Score: 3/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 21, 2005
Kingdom of Heaven has little going for it outside of its lavish and gory battle sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 15, 2005
...the movie survives its lackluster star and cluttered plot, thanks largely to director Ridley Scott, who makes most of the goings-on fun while we're sitting through them.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 7, 2005
There's an audience for "Kingdom of Heaven" it's just difficult to know where to find them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
July 6, 2005
Kingdom of Heaven isn't quite the next Gladiator with a fair share of boring moments, but it tries hard
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
June 7, 2005
In the end, Bloom shows promise, Scott's work still impresses, and the epic film lives to fight another day.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 26, 2005
Any film daring to touch upon the rivalry of the children of Abraham deserves to be appreciated for its candor & for its delicacy. Plus, come on, it's Ridley Scott.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
May 21, 2005
dives into the middle of a political-religious morass and still manages to avoid any significant implications
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
May 21, 2005
Where have all the world conquerors gone?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 20, 2005
Most of the actors have elected to play their knights like crotchety Western gunslingers, a bizarre choice that blows a good deal of fresh air into the stuffy pageantry.
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
May 18, 2005
Ridley Scott shies from addressing faith.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
May 15, 2005
So much attention has been spent on making a big, lavish piece of Oscar bait that the soul of the movie is completely ripped out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
May 15, 2005
"Kingdom of Heaven" isn't what I'd been praying for from Ridley Scott.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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