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The Three Musketeers (2011)



Critic Consensus: It plays admirably fast and loose with Alexandre Dumas' classic tale, but in every other respect, The Three Musketeers offers nothing to recommend -- or to set it apart from the many other film adaptations.

Movie Info

The hot-headed young D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) joins forces with three rogue Musketeers (Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson) in this reboot of Alexandre Dumas' story. They must stop the evil Richlieu (Christoph Waltz) and face off with Buckingham (Orlando Bloom) and the treacherous Milady (Milla Jovovich). The action adventure is given a state of the art update in 3-D. -- (C) Summitmore
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of adventure action violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Davies, Alex Litvak
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 13, 2012
Box Office: $20.4M
Summit Entertainment - Official Site


Logan Lerman
as D'Artagnan
Orlando Bloom
as Duke of Buckingham
Milla Jovovich
as Milady de Winter
Christoph Waltz
as Cardinal Richelieu
Mads Mikkelsen
as Rochefort
James Corden
as Planchet
Gabriella Wilde
as Constance
Til Schweiger
as Cagliostro
Christian Oliver
as Venetian Nobleman
Markus Brandl
as Sergeant Venetian Gu...
Dexter Fletcher
as D'Artagnan's Father
Jane Perry
as D'Artagnan's Mother
Ben Moor
as Tailor
Nina Eichinger
as Lady in Waiting
Max Cane
as Beefeater Sergeant
Iain McKee
as Spengler
Gode Benedix
as Helmsman
Hannes Wegener
as Crewman 1
Horst Kiss
as Crowd Member 1
Gudrun Meinecke
as Crowd Member 2
Victoria Koestler
as Crowd Member 3
Yvonne Pajonowski
as Crowd Member 4
Florian Brückner
as Rochefort's Replacem...
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Critic Reviews for The Three Musketeers

All Critics (94) | Top Critics (16)

Even the most liberal viewer is likely to echo Milady's thoughts of D'Artagnan: "You are very amiable, no doubt, but you would be charming if you would only depart."

Full Review… | October 24, 2011
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Paul W. S. Anderson's take on the Dumas classic is almost like the cinematic equivalent of CliffsNotes.

Full Review… | October 7, 2015
Critic's Notebook

A befouling of Dumas.

Full Review… | December 30, 2012
Tribune News Service

The film may have its fun moments but this adaptation does nothing more than make these Three Musketeers look like a bunch of Stooges.

Full Review… | September 22, 2012
We Got This Covered

While you're busy looking at the special effects, you'll begin to notice that there's not really anything in the way of substance like a well-thought-out plot and characters that you care about.

Full Review… | September 19, 2012

It's fun for a Saturday afternoon viewing, but it will ultimately go down in the annals of movie history as yet another forgettable adaptation.

Full Review… | March 19, 2012
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for The Three Musketeers

A terrible excuse for a film. Jumped up on CGI and bad acting, I wonder how this movie ever got made.

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer


Old tales updated, more times than not don't really work out well. "The Three Musketeers" is one of those movies. Weak acting, and a generic movie make this a bore, and a big mess. It's the old story of the muskateers and D'Aragnan(Logan Lerman) battling Richlieu(Christoph Waltz), Buckingham(Orlando Bloom), and Milady(Milla Jovovich). Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, this movie is all over the place with action, bad dialogue, and flying ships. I will say this movie has one big thing in it's favor, it is beautiful in high definition. If you can watch this on blu-ray or 3D, then you should watch it just to see all the colors pop. If you get a dvd, or if it's on cable, don't waste your time. There are so many better movies to watch, this is just a real waste.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer


There's nothing to distinguish this from other film adaptations of The Three Musketeers, action flicks or even Paul W S Anderson films. As far as his work goes he can do this sort of stuff in his sleep. He began and continued the Resident Evil series and remade Death Race which was alright because it was cheesy, gory, mindless, fast paced fun. This is much less interesting and pretty much repeating that formula. It's essentialy a guy action movie with a bit of innuendo thrown in for good measure. The characters are annoying as opposed to likable contrasting Death Race and an overdose of unnecessary CGI is used in an attempt to make it seem remotely interesting. There is less of a plot than his usual work and although it is often quite amusing and boasts some great set pieces, it's not enough to disguise the fact it's a clumsily made, consumerist popcorn movie that makes unremarkable uses of 3D.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

The Three Musketeers Quotes

Cardinal Richelieu: The wonderful thing about fighting an imaginary opponent, Captain Rochefort, is that he is always greatly skilled yet easily defeated.
– Submitted by Typhon Q (3 years ago)
Porthos: Do you know who I am?
D'Artagnan: Do you know who I am?
Porthos: No.
D'Artagnan: Then we're even.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
Cardinal Richelieu: An airship.
Louis: How come I don't have one of those!?
– Submitted by James W (3 years ago)
Constance: Are you always this cocky?
D'Artagnan: Only on Tuesdays. And when beautiful women are involved.
Constance: So... You think I'm beautiful?
D'Artagnan: Actually it's Tuesday.
– Submitted by Nandu J (4 years ago)

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