Kingdom of Heaven - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kingdom of Heaven Reviews

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Brandon Fibbs
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)
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

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
May 13, 2005
... Flawed, but Scott is such an accomplished filmmaker that he is still able to shape it into an entertaining picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
May 13, 2005
... director Ridley Scott has proven once again that with a decent script the battle epic does have a place in modern times ...
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 10, 2005
When he's surrounded by his men of brawn and battle experience, does Bloom look like the guy they're going to follow?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Cornelius
May 10, 2005
Scott's visual style and knack for epic storytelling carries us through, and makes his latest work passable, if not memorable, oversized entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
May 10, 2005
Monahan ... gives us glimpses of ways in which Christ's teachings have been distorted, exploited, and misinterpreted. But the film's idea of a better way falls short.
| Original Score: B
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
May 10, 2005
It all sounds juicy, but Bloom is sadly not up to the task at hand.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 9, 2005
Even though it is a long film, it feels compact. The characters are well-defined. The action scenes are well-staged.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
May 8, 2005
Scott cares more about getting across an ideal of religious tolerance than recounting history - which is, in the long run, perfectly OK
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
May 8, 2005
Fantastic battle scenes compensate for the lack of emotional depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
May 8, 2005
A far-reaching period epic that is also relevant to our understanding of the conflicts in the Middle East of the present day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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David Ansen
November 1, 2007
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
Cynthia Fuchs
July 29, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2005
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
June 7, 2005
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
May 19, 2005
Bill Gallo
Dallas Observer
May 13, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
May 13, 2005

Boston Phoenix
May 7, 2005
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Ebert & Roeper
May 5, 2005
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