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In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Reviews

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Top Critic
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
January 14, 2008
The director, Uwe Boll, remains committed to long, dull, mediocre action films. His tenacity is a virtue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 14, 2008
If this isn't Boll's best effort to date, it's better than his usual output. If he can continue to improve, his name may no longer be synonymous with a punch line.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Laura Kern
New York Times
January 14, 2008
Like actors in an amateur stage play, the large, mostly all-star -- or has-been star -- cast of In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale look, rather dazedly, to be playing dress-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
January 14, 2008
Uwe Boll isn't the worst director in the world, but In the Name of the King might be more enjoyable if he were.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Alex Markerson
E! Online
January 14, 2008
Boll clearly still has no idea how to direct or edit a movie, but there is evidence to suggest he has at least learned how to shoot one.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
January 14, 2008
o Uwe Boll sakateyei allo ena video game, aynanizomenos me tis filodoksies toy gia Arhonta ton Dahtylidion, poy tha mporoyse na perasei os anekto tileoptiko epipedo Irakli, an den thymize toso poly Power Rangers
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
January 13, 2008
Boll is back and as bad as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
January 13, 2008
If Burt Reynolds supposedly punched PT Anderson in the nose for the crime of putting him in Boogie Nights, God only knows what he did to Uwe Boll for putting him in Dungeon Siege.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
January 13, 2008
Fans looking to ridicule and laugh at the newest Boll adventure will be disappointed after the first 20 minutes. It was funny when it started, then it got boring. Too boring to even laugh at anymore.
| Original Score: 0/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
January 12, 2008
Boll has been compared to Ed Wood, but there's nothing personal about his ineptitude; he's just a deal-maker completing a transaction. Save perhaps for his fan club of ironists, movies like In The Name Of The King could only make a ledger happy.
| Original Score: D
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 12, 2008
In the Name of the King would be irredeemable if not for its near-brilliant ability to give the viewer douche chills for 127 solid minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
January 11, 2008
Another lame copy of every crappy sword-and-sorcery epic ever made.
| Original Score: 1/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 11, 2008
Easily lives down to what genre fans have come to recognize as the Boll standard.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
January 11, 2008
The film never achieves a suitable level of camp that would make it at least unintentional fun. It also is terminally boring at its 127-minute running time, making one supremely grateful that a half-hour has been cut for this U.S. release.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
January 11, 2008
A plodding patchwork of derivative fantasy-adventure, medieval production design, risible dialogue, unimpressive CGI trickery and haphazardly edited action sequences.
Scott Weinberg
Cinematical
January 11, 2008
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Uwe Boll just spent 126 minutes telling Peter Jackson how thin, talented and gorgeous he is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
January 11, 2008
I would like to think that Uwe Boll is not a mentally-challenged individual. However, the incompetence of his movies speaks otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
January 11, 2008
Boll manages to hold this disaster in the making together by infusing it with unexpected energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
Film School Rejects
January 11, 2008
Is it any surprise that this film wasn't screened for any critic, anywhere in the free world? But even I was unprepared for the level of suckage this movie produced.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
January 11, 2008
Though several battle scenes have surprising flair -- Hong Kong fight choreographer Tony Ching obviously came in handy -- the movie's too turgid to qualify as campy fun for more than a few fleeting moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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