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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)



Critic Consensus: Just ordinary. LXG is a great premise ruined by poor execution.

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Based on the comic book miniseries by Alan Moore, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen takes place in an alternate universe where the characters of several literary classics exist in reality. As if that weren't enough, they've been assembled together in 1900 by Queen Victoria as a team of evil-fighting heroes. Among them are Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery) from H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines; Mina Harker (Peta Wilson) from Bram Stoker's Dracula; Tom Sawyer (Shane West) from several works by Mark Twain; Dorian Gray (Stuart Townsend) from Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray; Captain Nemo (Naseeruddin Shah) from Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; The Invisible Man (Tony Curran) from H.G. Wells book of the same name; and several others. Working together, the odd assortment of characters must combine their powers to defeat a mysterious villain and save the world from certain destruction. Directed by Stephen Norrington (Blade), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen also stars Jason Flemyng, Tom Goodman-Hill, and David Hemmings.more
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of fantasy violence, language and innuendo)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: James Dale Robinson, James Robinson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 16, 2003
Box Office: $66.3M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Sean Connery
as Allan Quatermain
Naseeruddin Shah
as Captain Nemo
Peta Wilson
as Mina Harker
Tony Curran
as Rodney Skinner
Shane West
as Tom Sawyer
Stuart Townsend
as Dorian Gray
Jason Flemyng
as Henry Jekyll/Edward ...
Max Ryan
as Dante
Tom Goodman-Hill
as Sanderson Reed
Robert Willox
as Constable Dunning
Mariano Titanti
as Edgar Shreave
Robert Orr
as Running Officer
Michael McGuffie
as Copper No. 1
Joel Kirby
as Copper No. 2
Marek Vasut
as Soldier
Michal Grun
as Assassin No. 3
Robert Vahey
as Elderly Hunter
Sylvester Morand
as Old Traveler
Huggy Leaver
as Hansom Cab Driver
Pavel Bezdek
as Marksman No. 1
Stanislav Adamickij
as Marksman No. 2
James Babson
as Marksman No. 3
San Shella
as Terrified Crewman
Ellen Savaria
as Recordist
Riz Meedin
as Venice Conning Tower...
Sartaj Garewal
as Rocket Room Crewman
Neran Persaud
as Crewman Patel
Andrew Rajan
as Headphones Crewman
Aftab Sachak
as Breathless Crewman
Guy Singh Digpal
as Signal Crew Man
Harmage Singh Kalira...
as Crewman Chandra
Brian Caspe
as Guard No. 1
Rene Hajek
as Flame Thrower
Daniel Brown
as Stunned Guard
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Critic Reviews for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

All Critics (180) | Top Critics (41)

A stiff.

Full Review… | April 26, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

... the effects and sets are marvellously fantastical and there are one or two neat comical allusions to the heroes' literary roots. But where's the excitement, the thrills, the tension, the style?

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Enough deaths here for a more restrictive rating.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

A guilty pleasure from top to bottom

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Without a strong, juicy villain -- one that we love to hate -- the film lacks an important ingredient.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

This grouping of extraordinary egos brushes against the personality flaws and clashes that initially make the film intriguing, but then the film slips into a special-effects extravaganza with a monstrous, rampaging Mr. Hyde headlining.

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen


Stemming from a highly intriguing concept from Alan Moore's graphic novel, Stephen Norrington assembles The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.Taking about 105 minutes to save the world, the plot line comes up a little flat, although not necessarily one to drag. The abundance of characters to follow is a highlight that keeps things on the move, despite some minor, yet sufficient, background for them.In the grand scheme of things, there isn't a whole lot that stands out about the action, but there is enough to qualify this as an action adventure. The CG is more than adequate, but not amazingly extraordinary.Sean Connery portrays a solid lead in Allan Quartermain. Peta Wilson, Shane West, and Richard Roxburgh, among many others, fill a recognizable supporting cast.A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen lacks some sophistication; however it gets by with its characters and concept.

JY Skacto

Super Reviewer



Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


A mind-blowing and adrenaline-pumping action-packed adventure with great special effects, great story, great characters and non-stop fun that fuel this sensational film. Sean Connery proves he can still save the day. A great and exceptional cast of talents. An incredibly fun and ultra thrilling movie. An exhilarating and breathtaking thrill-machine from start to finish. You will love it. It`s The Avengers of the 19th century with some of the most mesmerizing heroes, villains and anti-heroes of their time, and coming to our time with awesome force. A tremendously exciting good time that deserves a look or two.

Al S

Super Reviewer

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Quotes

Dorian Gray: I was hoping I'd get to nail you one more time.
– Submitted by SiriuslyBlack H (3 years ago)
M: You could stay, you know. Share my dream.
Dorian Gray: I've lived long enough to see the future become history, Professor. Empires crumble. There are no exceptions.
– Submitted by Typhon Q (3 years ago)
Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde: Let's not make a saint out of a sinner. Next time he may not be so helpful.
– Submitted by Geoff T (3 years ago)
Sanderson Reed: Where is your sense of patriotism?
Allan Quatermain: [stands up with a drink] God save the Queen. [the other patrons of the club mutter an apathetic return to the toast]
Nigel: God save her.
Allan Quatermain: [to Reed] That's about as patriotic as it gets around here.
– Submitted by Geoff T (3 years ago)

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