The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 5, 2004
Robinson and Norrington approach literature like lazy high schoolers in an English class, using the material when it suits them and ignoring it when it doesn't.
| Original Score: 2/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
July 17, 2003
It seems as though the effects team was often sleeping on the job.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 11, 2003
Just when it seems about to become a real corker of an adventure movie, [the movie] plunges into incomprehensible action, idiotic dialogue, inexplicable motivations, causes without effects, effects without causes, and general lunacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
July 10, 2003
The experience of watching this movie is a marginal and moderately disappointing one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
July 11, 2003
This film by Stephen Norrington doesn't soar nearly enough above ordinary.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 13, 2003
A potentially extraordinary film drowned in a cloying soup of mediocrity.
| Original Score: C+
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Enough deaths here for a more restrictive rating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 30, 2003
Takes a very promising idea and executes its so poorly that all of the joy is drained completely away.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 10, 2003
Don't expect anything more substantial than grape soda.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
July 11, 2003
With its lumbering, geriatric feel and turn-of-the-last-century fussiness, this League plays out like a large-print Reader's Digest version of The X-Men.
| Original Score: D
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
October 7, 2003
Let's end the suspense, shall we? This Sean Connery vehicle is not the summer blockbuster we hoped for.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Rocchi
July 16, 2003
Freaks and heroes from Victorian fiction team up in an adequate, somewhat muddled meta-fictional superhero flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
July 11, 2003
It's fairly tough to enjoy popcorn entertainment when the words "WHY ARE THEY...?" and "WHAT THE HELL...?" are constantly cascading through your brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 10, 2003
That an actor exec produced such a film is a sad commentary on where we stand in early-21st century filmmaking.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 14, 2003
This film is odd, loud, unintentionally funny and quite awful.
Todd Gilchrist
July 12, 2003
With such strident resistance to hyperbolic, risk-taking absurdity, such a film can hardly ever aspire to rise above the ranks of the merely ordinary.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
July 16, 2003
The actors are a mixed bag but honestly they're not really to blame as they try their best with what little material they've got from James Dale Robinson's utterly awful script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Eric D. Snider
July 22, 2003
Anemic and forgettable, but not entirely unlikable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Victoria Alexander
July 9, 2003
Connery chews the scenery, beats up everybody in sight, and tries to bully his co-stars into acting.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
July 11, 2003
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen just plain reeks.

Baltimore Sun
July 16, 2003

Hindustan Times
October 3, 2003
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