Solomon Kane Reviews

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.
September 29, 2012
Few characters have much to do but grunt and scream and bleed.
September 28, 2012
The script by director Michael J. Bassett wallows in formula and takes itself too seriously.
September 28, 2012
Been there, done that.
September 27, 2012
Who knew there were skinhead and zombie equivalents in late-Elizabethan England?
Top Critic
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.
September 27, 2012
The fight choreography has a gracefulness bordering on elegance, and so it's a shame that these standalone thrills aren't better integrated into the film as a fully formed narrative whole.
September 27, 2012
Lacking a charismatic lead or villain, struggling with its big themes, it's not surprising this 2009 picture sat on the shelf for so long.
September 27, 2012
The results suggest a compelling movie could be made from the material, even if it isn't this one.
September 25, 2012
A borrowed mlange of Lord of the Rings pomp, weightless CGI sorcery, artfully smudged cheekbones and exceedingly dull sword slicings.
September 14, 2012
Both the movie and the hero are too relentlessly dour.
September 13, 2012
More numbing than rousing, leaving a perfectly acceptable lead performance from James Purefoy to carry the lion's share of the picture's appeal, and it's a weight that's often too much for the actor to bear.
July 24, 2012
...a wet blanket of gloom and humorlessness.
February 23, 2010
The film fails to take full advantage, possessing neither a sense of its own ridiculousness nor the flat-out propulsive energy that would make concerns about its hokey storyline irrelevant.
October 12, 2009
This muscular yet monotonous Kane just isn't much fun.
September 14, 2009
Storywise, it leaves a lot to be desired ... has many tonal and pacing problems, mainly because like the source material, it's all handled very seriously.