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Conan the Barbarian Reviews

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June 24, 2006
Match verdict: no goals, slow build-up, but much absorbing action off the ball.
March 26, 2009
There is a real anticipation as Schwarzenegger is unveiled as the barbarian and sets off on the road to independence. But for whatever reasons, the actor has a minimum of dialog and fails to convey much about the character through his actions.
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
No comic book stuff here: the film is dark and gloomy with excessive violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 11, 2011
...ironically undone by its star, a preening peacock eager to sow the seeds of self-parody with a well-placed camel punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 9, 2003
Let's face it: Arnold is well-cast. But the movie takes itself way too seriously.
| Original Score: 2/5
October 1, 2003
Too dull to be unintentionally funny.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 4, 2015
Following the release of the dreadful 2011 reboot, the original has been labeled a "classic," but let's not kid ourselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 23, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
August 30, 2004
Conan the Barbarian is an extremely long, frequently incoherent, ineptly staged adventure-fantasy set in a prehistoric past.
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
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
November 17, 2009
Visualizing Robert E. Howard's creation in the midst of the Reagan era is an offer the auteur can't refuse
April 3, 2005
A big, sweaty, pulpy adventure tale that's both exciting AND unintentionally amusing.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 14, 2012
Its magnificence stems from the very properties we should be condemning with all our might.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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
April 21, 2003
Muddy and serious, but refreshing compared to other comic book movies.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
January 1, 2000
A stirringly grandiose music-video epic
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
...should appeal to most anyone with a bent for fantasy and swashbuckling derring-do.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
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