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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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Come for the cheese, stay for Kelly Hu.
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

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
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
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
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
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
June 20, 2002
The Scorpion King is more fun than Conan the Barbarian.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 13, 2002
entertaining enough to get the job done
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 6, 2002
It's a hoot watching The Rock chomp on jumbo ants, pull an arrow out of his back, and leap unscathed through raging fire!
Michael Szymanski
May 20, 2002
The Rock is destined to be the 21st Century's new "Conan" and that he's going to make a splash even greater than Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claud Van Damme or Steven Segal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
May 7, 2002
Entertaining enough, and conveniently brief-after just 90 minutes, you can get on with your life.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
May 3, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 25, 2002
I smell what The Rock is cooking. It's junk food: there's no nutritional value whatsoever and it doesn't fill you up, but it sure is fun to eat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
April 24, 2002
What is surprising -- maybe even stupefying -- is the sheer bang-for-buck entertainment value of this brazenly hokey and exuberantly ridiculous pop epic.
| Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
April 23, 2002
This prequel to a sequel to a remake is a fitfully entertaining affair, one that will enthrall its target audience...and their parents too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 22, 2002
It's all kid stuff, but good fun, and over in a snappy 94 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dennis Harvey
July 30, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
March 2, 2003
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
October 17, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
October 4, 2002
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August 17, 2002
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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 12, 2002
Top Critic
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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April 27, 2002

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Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
April 20, 2002
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