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Solomon Kane Reviews

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 29, 2012
Few characters have much to do but grunt and scream and bleed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 28, 2012
Been there, done that.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
September 27, 2012
"Solomon Kane" succeeds by embracing its identity as a straightforward genre exercise, complete with bone-crunching and blood-spurting action. By not aiming for more, it hits its target.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
September 27, 2012
Who knew there were skinhead and zombie equivalents in late-Elizabethan England?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
September 27, 2012
It's hardly original (and Max von Sydow is wasted in brief scenes as Kane's father), but "Solomon Kane" is worthy of big-screen appreciation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
September 27, 2012
Mr. Basset is too enamored of the usual action film clichés ... But he has a graphic visual style that suits the simplistic material and he keeps you watching even as the wet, sucking sounds of skewered flesh grows tedious.
| Original Score: 3/5
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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.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
September 27, 2012
[It] does have its moments and gets better as it goes along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
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
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
September 25, 2012
It is, for a contemporary CGI-fraught fantasy-slash-living-video-game, not at all bad, dotted with moments of Bosch and steady on its storytelling feet.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
October 12, 2009
This muscular yet monotonous Kane just isn't much fun.