Solomon Kane Reviews

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February 24, 2021
...action is ferocious and bloody, but light on CGI...the film looks spectacular without over-doing the fantasy worlds...
December 2, 2020
All the positive qualities are wasted on the overdramatic twist of the commonplace antihero who must reluctantly return to the darkness of his past.
November 27, 2019
Solomon Kane seduces with stunning visuals, sweeping swordplay and one sexy leading man.
March 4, 2019
A film like this should be fun and you should really want to root for the hero. But Kane is so ... well, boring. Predictable. And honestly, a bit of a whiner.
November 4, 2018
It amalgamates action, drama, horror and fantasy into a unique hybrid that thrives on all parts at once, while not betraying the core of Howard's original character.
May 18, 2018
Bassett brings to the screen Solomon Kane...with all due seriousness and gravity, as apparently befits the character.
March 14, 2013
It's not everyone's cup of bloody tea, but an unapologetic genre treat for those willing to dive in.
November 1, 2012
Formulaic, but it settles down into a fine if square-jawed groove, delivering rousing adventure of a sort which should generally please fans of throwback, morally black-and-white entertainment.
October 4, 2012
Director Michael J. Bassett seems to know how to correctly handle the material, giving it a lightness of touch but also enough bloody and shocking spectacle to stir up viewers.
October 2, 2012
Writer/director Michael J. Bassett stages the carnage under so much rain-soaked filth, you can almost smell the stench. It's a good stench.
September 29, 2012
Few characters have much to do but grunt and scream and bleed.
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.
September 28, 2012
The script by director Michael J. Bassett wallows in formula and takes itself too seriously.
September 28, 2012
If some of the special effects aren't so special and the theology is bit foggy, director Bassett knows that there is almost nothing more inherently scary than a dark forest and leading man Purefoy brings conviction to Kane.
September 28, 2012
Been there, done that.
September 28, 2012
Bassett gives us plenty of reasons to respect his tale, then refuses to break that contract with cheap tricks or shoddy delivery.
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.
September 27, 2012
Who knew there were skinhead and zombie equivalents in late-Elizabethan England?
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.
September 27, 2012
Mr. Basset is too enamored of the usual action film clichs ... 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.
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