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The Long Ships Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
April 23, 2011
Any attempt to put this into the epic class falls down because of a hodge-podge of a storyline, a mixture of styles and insufficient development of characterization.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Awful international Technirama hodge-podge, adapted from a novel by Frank G Bengtsson, in which the Vikings wrestle with the Moors to lay hands on the legendary Golden Bell of St James (rather an anti-climax when it finally appears).
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 31, 2009
Treats history as if it were a tale fit for a romper room.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 25, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide
April 23, 2011
The press books announced "Sidney Poitier in his first non-Negro role!" Poitier put it most elegantly: "To say it was disastrous is a compliment."
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 2, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Howard Thompson
New York Times
May 10, 2005
A hollow movie and a loud one - but it moves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
This is pure rubbish, but thoroughly enjoyable rubbish.
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TIME Magazine
April 23, 2011
Has impossible acting, a preposterous script, some eminently seeworthy ship reconstructions, and more enjoyable bloody foolishness than many an epic costing three times as much.
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