Solomon Kane Reviews

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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 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
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
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
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.
September 27, 2012
[It] does have its moments and gets better as it goes along.
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.
September 13, 2012
Renouncing CGI and superhuman stunts, 'Solomon Kane' gives Solomon and its own effective visuals time to develop.
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.
April 28, 2010
Don't misunderstand -- this is no masterpiece akin to Orson Welles' similarly named Citizen, but it's entertaining pulp, cheesy but not campy.
February 19, 2010
If weapons and wizardry get your blood up, and you prefer your movies dark and brooding and minus the sandals, Solomon Kane fits the bill. It may lack The Lord Of The Rings' majesty, but Robert E. Howard fans will lap it up.
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.
February 19, 2010
A hugely entertaining adaptation of the dark comic series.
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