The Dark Tower Reviews

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March 26, 2020
Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) directed, and I'm not sure why.
March 25, 2020
Most of what made the novels so flavorful is sucked from the proceedings resulting in a product that commits the biggest sin a film can commit: blandness.
February 19, 2020
If you have a rickety foundation and you build atop it, your structure will collapse. In a movie, the script is your foundation and the script for The Dark Tower is rickety as hell.
January 16, 2020
The Dark Tower's seven volumes sound like the perfect fodder for a long-running prestige TV series. Instead, we get this chop job.
November 5, 2019
The Dark Tower was interesting, but as I said, so much of the story was left out that in the end it was a disappointing film.
October 23, 2019
As an avid fan of King and his epic work, I find this offensive. [Full review in Spanish].
October 10, 2019
Can't say that I hate this movie as much as some do. It has its flaws, but its strengths carry it through.
October 10, 2019
Although not the misfire it could have been, Arcel's treatment of The Dark Tower is perhaps more sacrilegious than an utterly tone-deaf train wreck because, to be blunt, it's boring.
September 19, 2019
The Dark Tower is a confused story looking for a theme.
September 2, 2019
The Dark Tower is the type of film you blind buy out of a clearance bin and enjoy as a one-time watch. A sloppy kind of popcorn entertainment like a McRib you ingest with your eyeballs. The Dark Tower is the fast food equivalent of the summer blockbuster.
August 13, 2019
The use and abuse of flashback works as a kind of glue to inefficiently gather the gigantic plot gaps. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 25, 2019
The Dark Tower didn't inherently need more King stuff; it needed less "magnificent white boy;" better female characters; more trust in Elba, McConaughey and its audience and a bigger budget.
June 4, 2019
A cold, antiseptic translation of King's world, with only a gruff Elba to inject it with any spark whatsoever.
May 21, 2019
The Dark Tower takes bits and pieces of Stephen King's rich mythology to create a bare bones adaptation that will enrage fans and bore everyone else.
April 26, 2019
While this flat morality tale might entertain some younger audiences, it does not offer much for the rest of us.
April 24, 2019
A completely forgettable, very bland, very generic movie.
March 11, 2019
Matthew McConaughey gives a razzie worthy performance.
February 28, 2019
Elba is excellent but there's too little action or story to really get your teeth into...Considering what could have been, it's disappointing - but The Dark Tower is a dud rather than a disaster.
February 11, 2019
Overall, The Dark Tower doesn't quite live up to the scale and majesty of its source material, but that was never going to be a fair bar to set considering the cinematic obstacles inherent to the narrative. Judged on its own, it's an engaging film.
January 30, 2019
It feels like the filmmakers played it safe and the movie suffers for it. [Full Review in Spanish]
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