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Highlander Reviews

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January 3, 2018
It's all here, folks: fancy wipes, expressionistic angles, quick-cut close-ups, stylized backlighting, camera moving in endless illogic.
October 2, 2016
It's easy to see why many love this picture (great premise, fine action scenes, a score by Queen, Connery) but just as easy to see why many despise it (cheesy production values, stone-faced Lambert, ludicrous supporting characters, thudding dialogue).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
November 6, 2010
A bit clumsy in spots, but Highlander is a thoroughly entertaining action-fantasy picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 17, 2008
OK fantasy adventure film that has achieved cult status to many.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
February 21, 2007
Don't go in expecting too much and you should be ok.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 24, 2006
It's a lot of utterly preposterous fun, even if it doesn't quite hang together.
September 30, 2005
Highlander's plot is one of the most original ever filmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 10, 2003
Great concept + sharp-edged weapons + Connery = enduring fantasy classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
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
April 24, 2003
"There can only be one!" And that's one too many.
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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
October 17, 2002
For me, the worst movie of the 1980s.
| Original Score: 0/5
April 16, 2002
It is a silly film, but it is fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 13, 2002
No equal among sword-and-sorcery flicks.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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