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Conan the Barbarian Reviews

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August 26, 2013
essential 80s cinema with some amazing elements, including the unflinching violence for the time and the brilliant score by Basil Poledouris
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 14, 2012
Its magnificence stems from the very properties we should be condemning with all our might.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 29, 2012
A classic tale is told through fascinating visuals, cheesy characters and good old fashioned muscle-bound strength.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 22, 2011
A film that only wants to be described by the single adjective "awesome", though "epic" would do in a pinch.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 19, 2011
This primitive, mythic epic catapulted Schwarzenegger to movie stardom after being a famous body-builder.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 17, 2009
Visualizing Robert E. Howard's creation in the midst of the Reagan era is an offer the auteur can't refuse
July 17, 2008
OK sandals and loin cloth muscle adventure...which made Arnold a star.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 28, 2005
Balls-to-the-wall swordplay flicks don't get much better than this
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 3, 2005
A big, sweaty, pulpy adventure tale that's both exciting AND unintentionally amusing.
| Original Score: 4/5
December 7, 2004
When it comes to the great lines (and mottos) of cinema, it doesn't get much better than this.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
October 23, 2004
Not since Bambi's mother was killed has there been a cannier movie for kids than Conan the Barbarian.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 16, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2003
Arnold's first real movie (not counting Hercules and The Villain). Very serious, needs more humor, but a good debut.
| Original Score: 3/5
April 21, 2003
Muddy and serious, but refreshing compared to other comic book movies.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 10, 2003
Schwarzenegger has probably never been better-cast.
September 3, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2002
John Milius is skilled at allowing his story to unfold as though you were reading a pulp novel, never letting you get bored. He always throws something at you that's reminiscent of the best in fantasy novels.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
Even 17 years after its release, Conan the Barbarian still weaves a spell capable of ensorcelling fans of fantasy adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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