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Solomon Kane Reviews

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½ September 29, 2014
Solomon Kane is such a badass that he was like a one man savior. Cinematography is very impressive which to the extent it can be seen in the line of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy or maybe and it can be as one of the best fantasy epics we have seen in years. Very surprising and very impressive. Not bad at all.
September 28, 2014
Fun horror/adventure that brings the source material to life quite well.
September 27, 2014
Yet another comic book hero movie, but the post-Medieval setting does make this one feel a bit fresher and the action is decent enough.
½ September 16, 2014
Based on a character created by Robert E Howard before he created his more famous Conan, this is a so-so film, that you could see where it was heading from quite early on. Also quite easy to spot the influences on it (especially the far superior Lord of the Rings), and I now know where David Gemmell got his influence for his character of Waylander in the book of the same name!
½ September 9, 2014
I was already thinking this was a lower budget version of Pirates of the Caribbean set on land when MacKenzie Crook also turned up.
September 7, 2014
Actually a decent dark and moody antihero flick.
½ September 4, 2014
Not to bad, if you like this stuff.
August 15, 2014
Based on the Robert E. Howard character Soloman Kane stars James Purefoy of The Following and Rome, based in England during the 1600's. The Devil, Witches, and real Wizardry fighting for souls. Gothic stuff, but good stuff. The Director holds true to the REH World. Better than I thought it would be, not Oscar material but perfect for streaming on Netflix. Worth the watch.
½ August 9, 2014
Gritty, stylish and relentless, 'Kane' displays its pulpy badge with pride. Efficent use of what is a small budget by typical action fare standards, and a commanding performance from Purefoy, certainly help.
August 7, 2014
Really dark, really pulpy, and surprisingly good! The filmmakers took a lot of chances with this one!
August 5, 2014
Great dramatic movie, epic storyline, and a whole lot of action. This movie isnt just another mindless slash 'em up flicks, it has a good engaging storyline and you feel a connection with the character. The special effects are great, especially when showing the devils minions. You can relate to the character, and the only reason it has four stars is because it does seem long at times with unneeded arcs, but in the end it is worth the watch.
Super Reviewer
August 2, 2014
the Son of Sparda vs. the other Son of Sparda excepting you don't get to mash buttons
½ July 30, 2014
Fantasy action nonsense, probably a wet dream for 12 year olds but rather stupid if youre grown up..
July 18, 2014
Decent action - definitely not original or unique though. A lesser version of Van Helsing
½ July 13, 2014
A stylish and entertaining film that unfortunately suffers from a bland script.
½ July 8, 2014
One of my favourite b movies ever, Solomon Kane wears its schlock aesthetics proudly. it is not a thinking man's sword and sorcery extravaganza but a straightforward embodiment of the type of pulp adventures that brought Kane and his author Robert E. Howard to notoriety in the early 20th century.

Purefoy and Director Bassett go with that and concoct a rambling, gory and over the top origin story for England's most famous puritan. Witches, warlocks, murderous demonic raiders they all make an appearance. Convoluted love stories are set aside, the story focusing instead on Kane's evolution as a man trying to lead a better life of peace and meeting challenges at every turn.

Solomon Kane is far from being a perfect movie, a technical achievement or a landmark in cinema. But it is a damn good sword and sorcery tale, immensely entertaining and taking itself seriously enough to be a truly enjoyable borderline B movie.
June 28, 2014
One of the greatest adaptions of Robert E. Howard stories ever produce. The movie is perfectly done. There better be a sequel.
½ June 19, 2014
For what it is it is quite splendid. The ending was a bit hackneyed but 90% of the film was great!
½ June 4, 2014
A movie with 1st class production values based around a 2nd class script. The movie looks great, with some fine location work, and the cast is quite strong, but it never amounts to anything because the slack writing doesn't fit the solid visuals leaving an uneven feel and an unsatisfying end result. This though is worth a watch as it's entertaining enough, but as an A movie its lacking depth, and as a B movie its just not fun enough.
June 1, 2014
I thought this movie was pretty awesome,
It's Van Helsing meets Dante's Inferno,
it's an intense action packed fantasy thriller, and I highly recommend Solomon Kane to anyone who really enjoys fantasy movies with nonstop action because this one delivers :-)
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