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The Dark Tower Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 30, 2019
It feels like the filmmakers played it safe and the movie suffers for it. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 29, 2019
There's nothing here but a hollow, empty piece of cinema you will forget instantly. This film can't work out what it's trying to be, so it ultimately winds up being absolutely nothing at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 26, 2019
If there are other worlds than these, I hope they got a better movie than The Dark Tower.
January 9, 2019
The film is entirely forgettable.
December 8, 2018
I was impressed by the film: the narrative hook, the look, and the stirring it gave me to pick up the books.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
December 3, 2018
The confluence of ugly computer-generated monsters and dingy hues render so many of the film's sequences incomprehensible.
November 15, 2018
I didn't think it was possible to make a Stephen King story seem unimaginative until now.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 12, 2018
This film lacked the imagination and story that Stephen King's mythology series offered.
November 11, 2018
A mundane and trite action-fantasy film that ... ends up feeling more like yet another bad YA adaptation rather than a grand fantasy epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 8, 2018
The Dark Tower seeks to satisfy the fans of the books and appeal to newcomers with a self-contained story and in doing so it fails at both.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 7, 2018
It is not often that one has reservations about a movie adaptation of an epic Stephen King novel series. Relentlessly stiff, incoherent and sluggish, The Dark Tower is a piece of myopic mythology that dissipates into a bombastic bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 7, 2018
What was once a dark horror/sci-fi/western is now a generic and unoffensive Young Adult flick, palatable to nobody and focus group tested within an inch of its life.
November 1, 2018
The Dark Tower has an interesting premise, but fans of Stephen King's book leave wondering where the story they know and love went, but people who have never read the books will likely leave even more confused.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
October 31, 2018
An immense disappointment for the legions of fans who made King's epic such a mainstay for so long. There's no future here. And that's dark.
October 31, 2018
A final confrontation between Roland and The Man in Black - sincerely - looks exactly like it came from one of the Resident Evil films.
Full Review | Original Score: 1
October 30, 2018
Edited to death and lacking anything resembling a personality, this is a film that even Idris Elba's magnetic gunslinger has no hope of saving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
October 12, 2018
I'll say flat-out that The Dark Tower is not the film fans of King's magnum opus deserve-it's merely the one this Hollywood can supply.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 10, 2018
So much security was courted to ignite the long-dormant project, but it couldn't even prevent the tower - at least its big-screen version - from following the ways of Babel.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 29, 2018
A terribly crafted film with disjointed editing, mediocre performances, and a lazily over familiar three act structure of every generic blockbuster ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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