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The Last Legion Reviews

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
May 12, 2008
As the Roman Empire crumbles, undemanding escapist entertainment with wonderful production design and a cast.
Top Critic
Mark Bourne
Film.com
December 17, 2007
There are, after all, aimed at young audiences plenty of movies more mean-spirited, indiscriminate and obnoxious than The Last Legion. But at the same time there are plenty that are, alas, less frustrating.
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
October 27, 2007
No twist is too farfetched for this Dino De Laurentiis epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
October 19, 2007
A good cast wallow about in a story you can't believe for a moment.
| Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
October 19, 2007
Colin Firth is not an actor who projects sparkling joie de vivre at the best of times, and The Last Legion, a cod-Roman reimagining of Arthurian myth, is very much not the best of times.
Robert Hanks
Independent (UK)
October 19, 2007
Tosh, but disarmingly sincere.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 19, 2007
A hunk of old Brie, left all day in the glove compartment in a car on a hot summer's day, could not smell more ripe than this absurd sword'n'sandal Roman movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Karl French
Financial Times
October 19, 2007
Silly and camp.
October 19, 2007
A novel hybrid of swords, sandals, horned helmets and furs, this really is a load of old rubbish, but there's some fun to be had, especially for boys who like to have mock sword fights with wooden sticks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anna Smith
BBC.com
October 19, 2007
Paper-thin characters, stilted conversations and abrupt editing mean this is hard to get involved with, and its link with Arthurian legend feels contrived and clichéd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Jonathan Crocker
Time Out
October 19, 2007
Crudely mangling Arthurian legend into Roman history, this creaky swords 'n' sandals romper trundles forward like a hurriedly upholstered TV movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
October 19, 2007
The action sequences are handled well enough but the CGI isn't up to snuff in a tale that barely merits the retelling.
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
October 19, 2007
This attempt at reimagining the Arthurian legend fails to raise the pulse due to some leaden dialogue and unconvincing performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
September 1, 2007
A wannabe sword-and-sandals saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 31, 2007
...makes a hash of history, but...just think of it as a nifty adventure dreamed by an imaginative boy who dozed off in his grandfather's library.
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 29, 2007
Here's a strange concept: A goofy, Indiana-Jones-type spin on the pre-Arthur legend.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
Cinematical
August 26, 2007
While it's almost certainly guaranteed to be a box office bomb, I'm suspecting this goofy little adventure will earn a few bemused fans once it hits DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Timothy Knight
Reel.com
August 25, 2007
A passably entertaining hodgepodge of sword-and-sandal film clichés and Arthurian romance.
| Original Score: 2/4
Robert Newton
Christian Science Monitor
August 23, 2007
This take on the Arthurian legend is flawed but watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
August 22, 2007
Every once in a while, though, Firth's eyebrow hints, Can you believe I'm wearing this dorky leather breastplate?
Full Review | Original Score: C
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