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Conan the Barbarian Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
July 15, 2016
Momoa doesn't have Arnold's 7-time-Mr.-Olympia-winning muscles, but they're still impressive. Plus he can sort of act. Arnold could sort of act too, but Jason can sort of act better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Molly Laich
Missoula Independent
November 16, 2015
If I made it sound entertaining, I didn't mean to. It's not "so bad it's good," it's just really, really bad.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 24, 2013
In some ways, I even liked it better than the original because it didn't take itself so deathly seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Kernan
We Got This Covered
March 1, 2013
Conan the Barbarian is shocking not merely for its blood and guts violence but for how surprisingly gripping and compelling it is, even muddy in 3D.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 15, 2013
Missing the myth, the sorcery and the humor of the original big screen "Conan."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ben Kendrick
October 2, 2012
Conan the Barbarian is a hollow beat 'em up with shallow characters and, worst of all, below average action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Gallagher
What Culture
January 2, 2012
The film lacks any magic, and indeed any of the spirit that grabbed a cult audience for the original: the direction lacks any kind of showmanship, and the script is a dilluted version of what it undoubtedly could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
December 28, 2011
There is fun to be had here-not as much as there could be, but it kept me entertained, faults and all.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 22, 2011
It would be barbaric to say this is the worst movie of the year. That certainly isn't the case. 'Conan the Barbarian' is, however, a second-rate remake, no more and no less. It's a far cry from the 1980s Arnold Schwarzenegger film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
R. L. Shaffer
November 26, 2011
Conan the Barbarian isn't offensively bad, just mediocre and forgettable in nearly every way imaginable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
November 7, 2011
We kinda missed the orgies . . .
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
September 16, 2011
Directed by Marcus Nispel, this movie (which would be more aptly named Gron-an the Barbarian) is terrible, terrible, terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jayne Nelson
SFX Magazine
September 16, 2011
As a fantasy movie it hits all the right notes, dripping with guts, gore and familiar tropes; it's certainly not a film you have to concentrate on following. If that's your thing, you'll love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cynthia Fuchs
September 8, 2011
The film demonizes the witchy Marique (Rose McGowan), so she even worries her evil scum dad.
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
September 7, 2011
Absolutely spastic in the way it pretends to tell a story, the work of someone who doesn't understand choreography, coherent storytelling and basic structural editing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 2, 2011
A movie that includes a cast listing for 'Topless Wenches' at least ought to have a kitschy sense of humor, but not this noisy, cheerless actioner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Roark
Christianity Today
September 2, 2011
The film is dumb, hackneyed and, well, just plain bad - much like the 1982 original - but because it knows and makes fun of that, it plays for a smart and entertaining ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 31, 2011
Momoa and Nichols strike few sparks ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
August 28, 2011
A glum affair.
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
August 27, 2011
Conan delivers good bloody fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
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