The Musketeer (2001)



Critic Consensus: Hong Kong inspired action sequences take center stage in this latest Three Musketeers adaptation. Unfortunately, the oversimplification of the story and an uncharismatic lead character leave the movie flat.

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Director Peter Hyams brings the modern choreography talents of famed Hong Kong fight sequence designer Xin Xin Xiong to this action adventure that departs widely from its classic novel source material, focusing exclusively on the D'Artagnan character and either excising other characters completely or relegating them to minor supporting roles. Justin Chambers stars as D'Artagnan, a country-bred lad whose skill with a sword has led to aspirations of becoming a Musketeer, one of the French king's … More

Rating: PG-13 (for intense action violence and some sexual material)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Gene Quintano, Fabrice Ziolkowski
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 26, 2002
Box Office: $26.6M
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as D'Artagnan

as Francesca

as Febre

as Cardinal Richelieu

as Bonacieux

as King Louis

as Rochefort

as Aramis

as Porthos

as Lord Buckingham

as Madame Lacross

as Treville

as D'Artagnan's mother

as Porthos

as Madam Lacross

as D'Artagnan's father

as Buxom woman

as D'Artagnan's Mother

as Young D'Artagnan

as Man 1 at bar

as Buxom Woman

as Mathilde

as Marquis de Spota

as Man No. 1 at Bar

as Inn Keeper

as Cardinal's Guard No....

as Mercenary No. 2

as Guard at door

as Febre messenger

as Last Febre man

as Jail Guard No. 1

as Guard at Door

as Jail Guard No. 3

as Pastry chef

as Musketeer No. 1

as Another musketeer

as Musketeer No. 2

as Musketeer No. 3

as Josephine
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Critic Reviews for The Musketeer

All Critics (111) | Top Critics (32)

For the third time in less than a decade, Alexandre Dumas is turning over in his grave.

Full Review… | September 26, 2001
Top Critic

A stale Euro-pudding.

Full Review… | September 11, 2001
Village Voice
Top Critic

The results are mind-numbingly moronic.

Full Review… | September 10, 2001
Top Critic

Save your dough for this one...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Errol Flynn can rest easy in his grave.

Full Review… | February 13, 2003

Hyams is hoping that the newfangled wall-climbing swordplay will compensate for the inexperience of the young and relatively unknown cast members populating most of the central roles. It doesn't.

Full Review… | February 8, 2003
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Audience Reviews for The Musketeer


I love anachronism! If you've ever watched The Man In The Iron Mask and found yourself wishing there were more gravity-defying, Matrixy fight sequences, then this is the movie for you. The story is as engaging as any of the other musketeer movies, the villains just as slimy, the stakes just as high and the characters just as heroically iconic. Here, though, the action is a bit bigger and I found the sequences, while somewhat incongruous, even more exhilarating.

Emily Armstrong

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Cynthia S.

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Silly muddled version of the classic tale. Poorly acted by everyone but Tim Roth and Catherine Deneuve and she is given very little to do. Ponderous direction and murky lighting help not at all. Try one of the many other versions of the story. Even the Keifer Sutherland/Charlie Sheen version, while not terribly faithful to the book, was much better than this. At least they seemed to be having fun in that one.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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