The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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April 25, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The lack of a plausible leading lady is enough to sink what is otherwise an eye-catching, although heavily '90s-style, telling of one of history's most frequently filmed stories.
January 1, 2000
Both visually spectacular and staggeringly awful.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
I've never left a Luc Besson movie not thinking that the guy has Froot Loops for brains.
January 1, 2000
The Messenger is a mess, and probably an unholy one at that.
January 1, 2000
The English are uniformly and broadly portrayed as villainous louts, and today's four-letter oaths sound laughably anachronistic.
January 1, 2000
Besson is unable to weave the comic scenes together with the serious gory ones, so both seem increasingly jarring and unbelievable.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Half-baked.
January 1, 2000
Nothing less than a miracle saved France, The Messenger tells us, and nothing less than a miracle would be needed to rescue this film from itself.
January 1, 2000
Fails on nearly every count.
January 1, 2000
Like its almost-demented heroine, The Messenger is unnervingly consumed with energy.
January 1, 2000
It's hard to recommend it to people who like action and blood because of all the talking; and, because of all the blood, it's hard to recommend it to those who might be interested in the talk.
January 1, 2000
While The Messenger feeds our appetite for visual panache, it starves the soul.
January 1, 2000
Marvelously shot.
January 1, 2000
What an unholy mess.
January 1, 2000
Besson seems to have no sense that Joan herself was giving a performance.
January 1, 2000
Milla Jovovich, who plays Joan, is a young woman who has been unmemorable in several pictures.