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Solomon Kane Reviews

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September 25, 2012
A borrowed mélange of Lord of the Rings pomp, weightless CGI sorcery, artfully smudged cheekbones and exceedingly dull sword slicings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 14, 2012
Both the movie and the hero are too relentlessly dour.
September 13, 2012
Renouncing CGI and superhuman stunts, 'Solomon Kane' gives Solomon and its own effective visuals time to develop.
September 13, 2012
More numbing than rousing, leaving a perfectly acceptable lead performance from James Purefoy to carry the lion's share of the picture's appeal, and it's a weight that's often too much for the actor to bear.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 24, 2012
...a wet blanket of gloom and humorlessness.
June 18, 2010
It's doubtful Kane will ever rival Conan--Howard's other creation--in terms of fame, but his world is definitely one that I would be willing to visit again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 28, 2010
Don't misunderstand -- this is no masterpiece akin to Orson Welles' similarly named Citizen, but it's entertaining pulp, cheesy but not campy.
February 23, 2010
The film fails to take full advantage, possessing neither a sense of its own ridiculousness nor the flat-out propulsive energy that would make concerns about its hokey storyline irrelevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 19, 2010
If weapons and wizardry get your blood up, and you prefer your movies dark and brooding and minus the sandals, Solomon Kane fits the bill. It may lack The Lord Of The Rings' majesty, but Robert E. Howard fans will lap it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2010
A monstrously entertaining action-adventure... the film's epic vision bears comparison with the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, its imaginative supernatural elements confidently fused with a savage reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 19, 2010
A hugely entertaining adaptation of the dark comic series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 19, 2010
There's plenty that's good here: a serious tone, steady pacing, muddy and bloody scenery and a convincing turn by Purefoy in his own west country accent. But Kane is an ill fit into the origins tale template; it's a story with few surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2010
A thoroughly entertaining demon-slaying romp set in 16th Century Britain. Boasting an impressive lead performance by James Purefoy as the anti-hero seeking redemption, the film bears enough individual traits and dynamism to overcome its numerous flaws.
February 19, 2010
A combination of Purefoy's stoic, captivating performance and a number of bloodthirstily brilliant fight scenes ensure this is more Darling Bloods of May than twee cheese-fest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2010
A brutal fusion of angst and action, this mini-epic gives the sword-and-sorcery genre a bleak, brusque new life. Watch it for some terrific limbchopping and a mighty turn by James Purefoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2010
Decked out with terrific Czech locations, Klaus Badelt's rousing score, neat CGI visual effects keen biblical imagery and a solid supporting cast, the imperfections can be forgiven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2010
James Purefoy is excellent as Kane, his natural charisma and charm ably compensating for the fact that Solomon does some pretty terrible things.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2010
Dark and brooding, and fairly Lord of the Rings-esque in a smaller budget kind of way. Purefoy deftly handles the action like any A-lister leading man can. Great fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2010
An effective slice of occult high adventure, a sombre swashbuckler that pays its pulp source material a flinty, tight-lipped respect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2009
...an exciting initial entry in what could (and should) be an ongoing series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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