Conan the Barbarian - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Conan the Barbarian Reviews

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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
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
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
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
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
August 27, 2011
Conan delivers good bloody fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Ed Gibbs
Sydney Morning Herald
August 25, 2011
A respectable (if unnecessary) reboot that's brutal, well acted and not overly serious.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
August 25, 2011
A perfectly enjoyable - if bloody - sword'n'sandals set-to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
August 24, 2011
Watchable sword and sorcery saga, enlivened by superb special effects sequences and some solid performances, though it's also a good twenty minutes too long and hampered by both a lack of humour and some dodgy dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
August 20, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
August 19, 2011
Look, I enjoy Arnold's big 1982 coming out party as much as anyone, but let's not fool ourselves into thinking the original Conan was a classic of Western cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
August 19, 2011
Upfront. The new Conan the Barbarian, Jason Momoa is a better actor than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's a relative statement. He's still terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online
August 19, 2011
It may be ridiculous as all get-out, but the fact that the exaggeration is so irony free is charming in its own way.
| Original Score: B-
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
August 19, 2011
The very fact no attempt is made to hide the over-acted performances and under-developed storyline will sit perfectly fine with fans of this kind of junk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
August 19, 2011
You don't go to a movie like this expecting to hear Shakespearean dialogue, but the action, under Marcus Nispel's direction, is consistently vigorous and exciting. So are the visual effects, from an epic battle with sand creatures to a...
| Original Score: 2.1/2
Bill Gibron
August 19, 2011
If all you are looking for is a solid action movie to end the Summer of 2011 on, Conan the Barbarian will serve your needs nicely. Insanely, but nicely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 19, 2011
Does it satisfy, this tale? In its own modest way, it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 19, 2011
You can't underestimate the vitality of a movie where manly men give orders such as, "We will cast our rivals into oceans of blood."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
August 19, 2011
Moves like a shot, tosses a lot of hardcore lunacy at the screen, and shows a decent amount of respect for basic matinee action-fests.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Tyler
August 19, 2011
It makes mistakes, but there's a lot to like, even admire about director Marcus Nispel's remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Richard Roeper
March 10, 2012

Urban Cinefile
December 12, 2011
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Jordan Riefe
August 19, 2011
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