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The Scorpion King Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

On the silly popcorn scale, it works pretty well.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 29, 2010
Nick Rogers

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 Source: | Original Score: .5/4

October 16, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Come for the cheese, stay for Kelly Hu.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A ridiculous though not entirely unpleasant way to while away ninety-two minutes.

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

August 13, 2008
Max Messier

Predecessors The Mummy and The Mummy Returns stand as intellectual masterpieces next to The Scorpion King.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

July 11, 2008
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

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

Full Review Source: IGN Movies

July 2, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

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 Source: | Original Score: 2/5

August 18, 2007
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

Buy some popcorn, check your brain at the door and have fun.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 7, 2004
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

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 Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 4/10

September 29, 2003
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...goofy, silly, and even a little campy - but most of all, it's just fun.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 1, 2003
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

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

May 20, 2003
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

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 Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 2/5

April 5, 2003
Brian Mckay

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 Source: | Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2003
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

How any studio head figured Mr Rock could carry a big-budget vehicle on his own is simply mind-boggling.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 1/5

February 13, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

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 Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 8, 2003
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

...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 Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 4, 2003
David Grove
Film Threat

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 Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 8, 2002
James Rocchi

Brawny sword-and-sorcery adventure is both helped and hurt by the charm and good humor of wrestler-thespian star The Rock.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 3/5

November 7, 2002
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

DVD extras work best for films with subtext, artistry, or deep themes, not The Scorpion King

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 1, 2002
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

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 . . .

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page

September 2, 2002
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