The Scorpion King Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
On the silly popcorn scale, it works pretty well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
October 16, 2010
Boasting sword-and-sandal action more sluggish than a Ye Olde Renaissance Faire, The Rock putting someone through a table would be a welcome anachronism. "The Scorpion King"? More like "Moron the Barbarian."
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Come for the cheese, stay for Kelly Hu.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 13, 2008
A ridiculous though not entirely unpleasant way to while away ninety-two minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Max Messier
Filmcritic.com
July 11, 2008
Predecessors The Mummy and The Mummy Returns stand as intellectual masterpieces next to The Scorpion King.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
July 2, 2008
The Rock, making his acting debut as the titular top dog (not counting his five digitally enhanced minutes in The Mummy Returns), turns in a slight, if promising, star turn as a reluctant savior of the free world, and leads an encouragingly multi-cultural
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
August 18, 2007
There are quite a few slow spots, never more so than when we're asked to believe in The Rock and Kelly Hu falling in love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 7, 2004
Buy some popcorn, check your brain at the door and have fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
September 29, 2003
Isn't horrible because it's so obviously non-serious, but just being wink-wink silly isn't enough to breathe life into it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...goofy, silly, and even a little campy - but most of all, it's just fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Fans of The Rock should see this for his abundance of charisma, but fans of quality filmmaking should skip it for its lack of anything else.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
That's pretty much the flick -- the twang of a weapon flying through the air, the thwack of it hitting someone, followed closely by the thud of a falling body.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003
I'm sure we've not heard the last of the Scorpion King, if Wrestlemania fans and horny teenage boys have any say in the matter
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
February 13, 2003
How any studio head figured Mr Rock could carry a big-budget vehicle on his own is simply mind-boggling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Johnson [a.k.a. The Rock] assumes the mantle of leading player, turning ancient Egypt into one long, costumed WWF match, except without the folding chairs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
February 4, 2003
...not a lot of variety here to consider The Scorpion King anything but loose-ended jazzy junk. Russell has to be accountable for this boisterous, dunderheaded and overextended B movie that bluntly slashes its way across screen in plodding fashion
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Grove
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
The Rock is ceaselessly entertaining, it's fun to see the characters get killed(good or bad, I didn't care), and the women are so beautiful I thought I was watching Kama Sutra 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Brawny sword-and-sorcery adventure is both helped and hurt by the charm and good humor of wrestler-thespian star The Rock.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
October 1, 2002
DVD extras work best for films with subtext, artistry, or deep themes, not The Scorpion King
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
September 2, 2002
It's a load of cheesy nonsense all right, but if you're in the mood for some brainless entertainment then The Scorpion King might just fit the bill . . .
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