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The Scorpion King Reviews

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December 29, 2010
On the silly popcorn scale, it works pretty well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 16, 2010
Boasting sword-and-sandal action more sluggish than a Ye Olde Renaissance Faire, The Rock putting someone through a table would be a welcome anachronism. "The Scorpion King"? More like "Moron the Barbarian."
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
April 29, 2009
Come for the cheese, stay for Kelly Hu.
August 13, 2008
A ridiculous though not entirely unpleasant way to while away ninety-two minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 11, 2008
Predecessors The Mummy and The Mummy Returns stand as intellectual masterpieces next to The Scorpion King.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 2, 2008
The Rock, making his acting debut as the titular top dog (not counting his five digitally enhanced minutes in The Mummy Returns), turns in a slight, if promising, star turn as a reluctant savior of the free world, and leads an encouragingly multi-cultural
August 18, 2007
There are quite a few slow spots, never more so than when we're asked to believe in The Rock and Kelly Hu falling in love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 7, 2004
Buy some popcorn, check your brain at the door and have fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 29, 2003
Isn't horrible because it's so obviously non-serious, but just being wink-wink silly isn't enough to breathe life into it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 1, 2003
...goofy, silly, and even a little campy - but most of all, it's just fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 20, 2003
Fans of The Rock should see this for his abundance of charisma, but fans of quality filmmaking should skip it for its lack of anything else.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
April 5, 2003
That's pretty much the flick -- the twang of a weapon flying through the air, the thwack of it hitting someone, followed closely by the thud of a falling body.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 19, 2003
I'm sure we've not heard the last of the Scorpion King, if Wrestlemania fans and horny teenage boys have any say in the matter
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 13, 2003
How any studio head figured Mr Rock could carry a big-budget vehicle on his own is simply mind-boggling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 8, 2003
Johnson [a.k.a. The Rock] assumes the mantle of leading player, turning ancient Egypt into one long, costumed WWF match, except without the folding chairs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 4, 2003
...not a lot of variety here to consider The Scorpion King anything but loose-ended jazzy junk. Russell has to be accountable for this boisterous, dunderheaded and overextended B movie that bluntly slashes its way across screen in plodding fashion
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 8, 2002
The Rock is ceaselessly entertaining, it's fun to see the characters get killed(good or bad, I didn't care), and the women are so beautiful I thought I was watching Kama Sutra 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2002
Brawny sword-and-sorcery adventure is both helped and hurt by the charm and good humor of wrestler-thespian star The Rock.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 1, 2002
DVD extras work best for films with subtext, artistry, or deep themes, not The Scorpion King
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 2, 2002
It's a load of cheesy nonsense all right, but if you're in the mood for some brainless entertainment then The Scorpion King might just fit the bill . . .
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