Solomon Kane Reviews

September 29, 2012
Few characters have much to do but grunt and scream and bleed.
September 28, 2012
Been there, done that.
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.
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
[It] does have its moments and gets better as it goes along.
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
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 25, 2012
A borrowed mlange of Lord of the Rings pomp, weightless CGI sorcery, artfully smudged cheekbones and exceedingly dull sword slicings.
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
There's plenty that's good here: a serious tone, steady pacing, muddy and bloody scenery and a convincing turn by Purefoy in his own west country accent. But Kane is an ill fit into the origins tale template; it's a story with few surprises.
October 12, 2009
This muscular yet monotonous Kane just isn't much fun.