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Solomon Kane Reviews

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September 27, 2012
The fight choreography has a gracefulness bordering on elegance, and so it's a shame that these standalone thrills aren't better integrated into the film as a fully formed narrative whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 27, 2012
Lacking a charismatic lead or villain, struggling with its big themes, it's not surprising this 2009 picture sat on the shelf for so long.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 14, 2009
Storywise, it leaves a lot to be desired ... has many tonal and pacing problems, mainly because like the source material, it's all handled very seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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.
September 28, 2012
Been there, done that.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 29, 2012
Few characters have much to do but grunt and scream and bleed.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 27, 2012
Who knew there were skinhead and zombie equivalents in late-Elizabethan England?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 28, 2012
The script by director Michael J. Bassett wallows in formula and takes itself too seriously.
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 27, 2012
The results suggest a compelling movie could be made from the material, even if it isn't this one.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 12, 2009
This muscular yet monotonous Kane just isn't much fun.
September 14, 2012
Both the movie and the hero are too relentlessly dour.
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September 27, 2012
It grinds along on the dubious strengths of its generic battle sequences and midbudget special effects, whipped up around a stone-faced hero who's part Christ figure, part embodiment of wickedness, all crippling bore.
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
March 14, 2013
It's not everyone's cup of bloody tea, but an unapologetic genre treat for those willing to dive in.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 28, 2012
Uneven and far less deep that it believes itself to be, Solomon Kane is nevertheless a solid B-movie diversion that excels when sticking to its pulpy, action-fantasy roots.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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
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
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
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