Conan the Barbarian - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Conan the Barbarian Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
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
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
May 14, 2012
Its magnificence stems from the very properties we should be condemning with all our might.
Full Review | Original Score: A
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
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
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 19, 2011
This primitive, mythic epic catapulted Schwarzenegger to movie stardom after being a famous body-builder.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
November 17, 2009
Visualizing Robert E. Howard's creation in the midst of the Reagan era is an offer the auteur can't refuse
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
July 17, 2008
OK sandals and loin cloth muscle adventure...which made Arnold a star.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
May 28, 2005
Balls-to-the-wall swordplay flicks don't get much better than this
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 3, 2005
A big, sweaty, pulpy adventure tale that's both exciting AND unintentionally amusing.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
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
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
August 16, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
About.com
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
April 21, 2003
Muddy and serious, but refreshing compared to other comic book movies.
| Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Schwarzenegger has probably never been better-cast.
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
September 3, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Jeremiah Kipp
ToxicUniverse.com
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
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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