The Dark Tower - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Dark Tower Reviews

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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
August 27, 2018
With a weak supporting cast, Sony has created a mediocre adaptation of a malleable story.
August 21, 2018
The Dark Tower unfortunately won't be a film that will be remembered beyond the final credits and boasts a cast whose talents are far superior to the story being told.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 15, 2018
Plain and simple, the movie was good. It wasn't great or epic and there were no truly standout scene-stealing moments, but it had some cool action scenes and Idris Elba.
April 20, 2018
Elba, eyes narrowed, brow furrowed, delivers a one-note performance of weary stoicism, while McConaughey fails to embody evil incarnate, though he does at least display the odd flash of malevolent wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 20, 2018
... watching this movie feels like plopping down on the couch as the series finale of a three-season miniseries begins and asking your roommate/significant other to give you a plot recap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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