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Highlander Reviews

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Adam Lowes
CineVue
July 11, 2016
Highlander is the visual counterpart to rock band Queen (who supply a number of songs on the soundtrack) - big, brash and operatic filmmaking of the highest order.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
April 2, 2016
Before it came to a thudding halt with a craven, creatively bankrupt franchise cash-grab, the rich world of "Highlander" - in all its bombast and bereavement - was, and is, worth getting lost in for two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
November 6, 2010
A bit clumsy in spots, but Highlander is a thoroughly entertaining action-fantasy picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
February 17, 2008
OK fantasy adventure film that has achieved cult status to many.
| Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
June 5, 2007
Connery, on the other hand, is a welcome sight. It is director Russell Mulcahy's style that doesn't work here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 5, 2007
Lambert, with his beetle brow, broken nose, and vaguely crossed eyes, remains an amiable oddball presence, and Sean Connery radiates charm and nobility in a bit as an elder immortal who shows Lambert the rules of the game.
Chris Hewitt (UK)
Empire Magazine
February 21, 2007
Don't go in expecting too much and you should be ok.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's a lot of utterly preposterous fun, even if it doesn't quite hang together.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Highlander's plot is one of the most original ever filmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
October 10, 2003
Great concept + sharp-edged weapons + Connery = enduring fantasy classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Walter Goodman
New York Times
May 21, 2003
Since none of the characters makes sense even on the movie's own terms, Highlander keeps on exploding for almost two hours, with nothing at stake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 24, 2003
"There can only be one!" And that's one too many.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 22, 2003
Another example of a decent first film that led to a mediocre series. Great performances from Connery and Brown.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 22, 2003
A terrific idea, taken about as far as it can go. Why, oh why, did they start making sequels?
| Original Score: 4/5
December 27, 2002
One of the all time greatest B-Movies!
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002
For me, the worst movie of the 1980s.
| Original Score: 0/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 16, 2002
It is a silly film, but it is fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
April 13, 2002
No equal among sword-and-sorcery flicks.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 6, 2002
Joins Pete's Dragon, Condorman, and Unidentified Flying Oddball in the category of films better remembered than re-watched.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 8, 2001
Maybe it was the sheer audacity of the film's silliness that made it so popular or the brief, swaggering presence of Connery.
| Original Score: 4/10
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