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Solomon Kane Reviews

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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
(48%)
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 :-)
½ May 28, 2014
I was pleasantly surprised by Solomon Kane. Although rough at points and certainly lacking in supporting cast and some special effects, Solomon Kane provides an excellent first chapter, not to mention some top notch, heavy fighting entertainment. I look forward to the next installment.
½ May 27, 2014
This was a pleasant surprise.
May 12, 2014
If you're going to play this fast, and this loose with dogma, history, religion, geography, and language, you better have a damn good script. Problem is, it doesn't. I know it's hard, but Indiana Jones managed it for most of the 80s.
May 11, 2014
Really great movie; very visually striking, great script, great actors and captivating.
May 10, 2014
I read Robert E Howard when I was a young buck. Good adventure story.
½ May 9, 2014
A callback to the 80's fantasy classics. Purefoy is good as the titular role. The plot is watchable with decent fight scenes and creepy creature effects. The CGI is a cheesy, but gets the job done.
½ April 22, 2014
Very good movie. recommended. good story, acting, sound effects.
must see movie!
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