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Conan the Barbarian Reviews

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Variety Staff
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.
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Chris Petit
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Match verdict: no goals, slow build-up, but much absorbing action off the ball.
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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
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Conan the Barbarian is an extremely long, frequently incoherent, ineptly staged adventure-fantasy set in a prehistoric past.
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James Berardinelli
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