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The Scorpion King Reviews

Dennis Harvey
Variety
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July 30, 2008
Derek Adams
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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August 9, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Another grandiose, hyperactive crock, full of lame jokes and gorgeous, stupefying images.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 20, 2002

Arizona Republic
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June 13, 2002
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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All the necessary exposition prevents the picture from rising above your generic sand 'n' sandal adventure.

April 24, 2002
Ed Park
Village Voice
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Russell lacks the visual panache, the comic touch, and perhaps the budget of Sommers's title-bout features.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 23, 2002
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Wimps out by going for that PG-13 rating, so the more graphic violence is mostly off-screen and the sexuality is muted.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 22, 2002
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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The Scorpion King may look like a movie, but it feels like a food fight.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

April 20, 2002
Dan Via
Washington Post
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A fairly by-the-books blend of action and romance with sprinklings of intentional and unintentional comedy.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

April 19, 2002
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It feels very much like barbarian lite, which is to say, it's nothing special at all.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

April 19, 2002
Mike Clark
USA Today
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It's for moviegoers who like their pizzas with extra cheese.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

April 19, 2002
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Contains not a single good line or memorable action sequence.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1/5

April 19, 2002
Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
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It's fast-paced, filled with entertaining action set pieces from start to finish, and is genuinely funny in spots.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 19, 2002
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Like every other action movie, it's designed for a 14-year-old boy's mentality, but it's enjoyable enough to turn most people into 14-year-old boys.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 19, 2002
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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One of those movies that catches you up in something bigger than yourself, namely, an archetypal desire to enjoy good trash every now and then.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

April 19, 2002
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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Rock's got the kind of sly charm and non- self-conscious sincerity that could fit into any action hero archetype imaginable, even the old-school ones.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 19, 2002
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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In its ragged, cheap and unassuming way, the movie works.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B

April 19, 2002
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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It's not hateful. It's simply stupid, irrelevant and deeply, truly, bottomlessly cynical.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 1/4

April 19, 2002
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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As an actor, The Rock is aptly named.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1/4

April 19, 2002
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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For a movie with such a misplaced sense of history, The Scorpion King seems afraid to have more fun with its own stupidity.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

April 19, 2002
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
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Mindless yet impressively lean spinoff of last summer's bloated effects fest The Mummy Returns.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 19, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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April 19, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Tries too hard to be hyper and not hard enough to be clever.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 19, 2002
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Russell ... stitches together a series of stunt sequences, giving as little time as possible to dialogue and character development.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 19, 2002
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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Feels like a joyless piece of exploitation, punctuated with embarrassing, witless dialogue.

| Original Score: 1/4

April 19, 2002
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A live-action cartoon, a fast-moving and cheerfully simplistic 88 minutes of exaggerated action put together with the preteen boy in mind.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 18, 2002
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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A fast-paced Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves adventure with enough cliffhanger escapes and peek-a-boo nudity to sate adolescent boys of all ages.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 18, 2002
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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More entertaining than it has any right to be.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

April 18, 2002
Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
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It's big, clever-dumb fun.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

April 18, 2002
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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When it comes to muscle-bound action heroes, the Age of Arnie is definitely over. Give us another piece of The Rock.

| Original Score: 3/5

April 18, 2002
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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It's a fairly pedestrian adventure.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

April 18, 2002
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Big men with big muscles aren't what they used to be.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

April 18, 2002
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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For all the money spent on The Scorpion King (roughly $60 million), mostly for CGI effects ... the movie lacks bite.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C+

April 18, 2002
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The Rock's version of Conan the Barbarian -- a clunky, primitive platform for a star who has yet to get in full touch with his inner Terminator.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

April 18, 2002
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