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The Scorpion King Reviews

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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 19, 2002
Tries too hard to be hyper and not hard enough to be clever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 18, 2002
Big men with big muscles aren't what they used to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 19, 2002
For all his rough bravado, there's something curiously polished and smoothly vacant about The Rock onscreen.
Read More | Original Score: C-
April 22, 2002
Wimps out by going for that PG-13 rating, so the more graphic violence is mostly off-screen and the sexuality is muted.
June 13, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 19, 2002
An unbelievably stupid film, though occasionally fun enough to make you forget its absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: D
April 16, 2002
[It] not only lacks imagination, it lacks a story, a script, acting, a good villain, lush production values appropriate to a hopeful franchise, and memorable music.
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April 19, 2002
It feels very much like barbarian lite, which is to say, it's nothing special at all.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 24, 2002
Oh come on. Like you couldn't smell this turkey rotting from miles away.
Full Review | Original Score: F
April 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
April 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 22, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
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
April 19, 2002
Contains not a single good line or memorable action sequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
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 19, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
May 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: C
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