The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Log in with Facebook
Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Sign up here
and the Terms and Policies,
and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.
Already have an account? Log in here
Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.
No consensus yet.
Tomatometer Not Available...
No consensus yet.
All Critics (8)
| Top Critics (1)
| Fresh (1)
| Rotten (7)
Without its gratuitous slo-mo, this gleefully daft medieval hack 'n' slasher would last somewhere in the region of 15 minutes.
There is a brutal simplicity to the action that will appeal to some, but in terms of non-violent content Sword of Vengeance seems stretched even for a relatively short film.
The ritualised action sequences work well enough. It's just a pity the film-makers did not pay as much attention to the plotting as to the design of the movie.
It's the kind of film that confuses slow-motion with significance: a shot of some rain dripping from the end of someone's nose takes minutes but tells us nothing except that the umbrella has not yet been invented.
As opportunistic Game of Thrones cash-ins go, this perversely watchable low-budget quickie at least improves upon its producers' risible Hammer of the Gods.
Despite all the action and the relatively short running time, we seem to spend large portions of the film waiting for something to happen.
Fans of samurai movies, historically inaccurate hairdos and a video camera's slow-mo button should lap up this daft swords and sandals slasher.
Glum, dumb and (even at 87 minutes) bum-numbing.
There are no featured reviews for Sword Of Vengeance at this time.
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.
200 Essential Movies
Chosen by RT staff!
200 Freshest Movies
The best-reviewed since 1998
30 Great Scenes
30 great scenes in Rotten movies
Best of Netflix
Movies and shows to binge now
More News & Features