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½ November 28, 2012
The direction is terrible making the film boring and slow, so it's a pile of crap after all.
½ September 4, 2011
This thought-prvoking look at the religious struggles plaguing the Middle East transcend the historical setting depicted in the film. Well-played with fantastic cinematography.
½ July 18, 2011
Low budget very poetic film of events taking place in the holy land during the crusades.

Here we have a story far from the center of main events, we follow a knight and a muslim stumbeling forward in the desert, and later on a muslim erimite woman in an oasis.

There is a lot of religious debate going on. The fact that both christianity och islam inevitably leads to trouble, pain, violence and death is repeatedly proven to us in a almost nagging way.

The movie is close to prove some kind of point, eventhough it takes a hell of time to get there, when it just gets mad.

Pity, because you don't have to have $100 000 000 000 to make these kind of films really, it's totally ok to write a story in the outskirts of main events and make good usage of a few actors. But you need a script, you really need a script and more interesting dialogue than this.

I do also have problems with dialogue that's one-sided; Knight says something that deserves an answer. Muslim is quiet. Muslim ask a question, knight is quiet. Muslim woman says something profound, men are quiet and looks up in air.. and so on...

Over all seems the storytelling about whats going on i Accra and Jersualem at the time be fairly in accordance with the facts, but still a pretty slow, boring and at times weird movie
October 3, 2009
so far so dull, and bloody, most of the budget must have gone on bright red stage blood. John Griffiths lent me this this is the second most boring film he lent me!!
½ September 20, 2009
This was one of the most open dialogues behind the struggles in and around the middle east. I found the historical perspective to be very germane to today's troubles. It's not a big budget film, so keep expectations in the realm of historical drama. Each perspective is skillfully developed, even a child could understand the complexities addressed in this film.
½ June 15, 2009
Good movie, lovely images of Palestine, solid story line, although I always thought that Saladin had all the Templar's captured at Hattin killed and spared the soldiers who weren't sworn to God...

"Saladin ordered that they should be beheaded, choosing to have them dead rather than in prison.'' - Imad ed-Din, Saladin's Secretary.

But one can't be too picky. Good movie.
½ February 17, 2009
I am just happy to finally see a film where the viewer is confronted with the full history of the Middle East up to that time. Catholics, Muslims, and Jews all get criticised, but in ways that are at least in line with the historical record. The ending was a bit heavy-handed and no doubt the product of a filmmaker who wanted no winners.
August 7, 2008
Stunning desert scenary. Bit of a disappointment. Could have made a much better story/ film out of the subject matter.
June 27, 2008
Gud film bu da end let it down
February 23, 2008
Don't know what to make of it definitely not a classic
½ February 8, 2008
Christ - quite possibly the dullest film ever made. I had to switch it off after 45 minutes. How can such a dull movie be made about such a fascinating subject??? Zzzzzzzzzz
½ December 14, 2007
terrible terrible acting
November 24, 2007
the movie I like mostly
½ November 15, 2007
Literally one of the worst films i've ever seen. Racially and religiously offensive, weak script, bad acting. At one point i said to my flatmates "all this needs now is for the Jewish character to betray them all for cash to make this offence complete" it happened. AWFUL.
October 31, 2007
This lo-budget look at the Knights Templar and their wacky pursuit of purity and Infidels is one wild ride. Little violence, a lot of thinking time and some very good photography make this a mini-must for the obscure historical flick-lover.
½ October 29, 2007
I liked this flick even though it was kinda slow at times. I like how the 2 knights of different religions try to exist together even though they canttrust each other. Makes the christian soldiers look like maniacs compared to the muslim fighters.
½ October 8, 2007
Another 90 mins of my life I can never get back...
½ October 6, 2007
Quite possibly the worst film Ihave ever seen. If it hadn't abruptly ended after an hour and a half I would have turned it off. Made with a cast of about 6 and a couple of horses, the story was totally empty with a ridiculously fatuous and pointless set piece of violence followed by some bizarre self flagellation. Total and utter xxxxxxx
October 1, 2007
A disturbing look at religion back in the 1100's - What people will do in the name of Jesus. It shows how people will interpret their religion to fit their political causes. The movie is a bit slow, and confusing towards the end.
September 16, 2007
A bit drawn out I thought.
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