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Conan the Barbarian Reviews

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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
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
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
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
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
August 27, 2011
Conan delivers good bloody fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
August 25, 2011
A respectable (if unnecessary) reboot that's brutal, well acted and not overly serious.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 25, 2011
A perfectly enjoyable - if bloody - sword'n'sandals set-to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
August 20, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: B-
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
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...
Read More | Original Score: 2.1/2
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
August 19, 2011
Does it satisfy, this tale? In its own modest way, it does.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
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
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