The Three Musketeers (2011)

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Critic Consensus: It plays admirably fast and loose with Alexandre Dumas' classic tale, but in every other respect, The Three Musketeers offers nothing to recommend -- or to set it apart from the many other film adaptations.

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The hot-headed young D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) joins forces with three rogue Musketeers (Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson) in this reboot of Alexandre Dumas' story. They must stop the evil Richlieu (Christoph Waltz) and face off with Buckingham (Orlando Bloom) and the treacherous Milady (Milla Jovovich). The action adventure is given a state of the art update in 3-D. -- (C) Summit
Rating:
PG-13 (for sequences of adventure action violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Romance
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Cast

Logan Lerman
as D'Artagnan
Orlando Bloom
as Duke of Buckingham
Milla Jovovich
as Milady de Winter
Christoph Waltz
as Cardinal Richelieu
Ray Stevenson
as Porthos
Luke Evans
as Athos
Mads Mikkelsen
as Rochefort
James Corden
as Planchet
Gabriella Wilde
as Constance
Juno Temple
as Queen
Freddie Fox
as Louis
Til Schweiger
as Cagliostro
Helen George
as Blonde
Christian Oliver
as Venetian Nobleman
Markus Brandl
as Sergeant Venetian Guard
Dexter Fletcher
as D'Artagnan's Father
Jane Perry
as D'Artagnan's Mother
Ben Moor
as Tailor
Susanne Wolff
as Cougar
Nina Eichinger
as Lady in Waiting
Max Cane
as Beefeater Sergeant
Iain McKee
as Spengler
Gode Benedix
as Helmsman
Hannes Wegener
as Crewman 1
Horst Kiss
as Crowd Member 1
Gudrun Meinecke
as Crowd Member 2
Victoria Koestler
as Crowd Member 3
Yvonne Pajonowski
as Crowd Member 4
Florian Brückner
as Rochefort's Replacement
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Critic Reviews for The Three Musketeers

All Critics (91) | Top Critics (15)

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Full Review… | November 18, 2011
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

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Full Review… | October 28, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Even the most liberal viewer is likely to echo Milady's thoughts of D'Artagnan: "You are very amiable, no doubt, but you would be charming if you would only depart."

Full Review… | October 23, 2011
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Call it the Robert Downey Jr. Meets Sherlock Holmes Effect. A classic popular adventure gets overblown, juiced-up, and generally CGI-ified.

Full Review… | October 23, 2011
Boston Globe
Top Critic

This version of the Musketeers story can't decide if it wants to be an old-fashioned tale of swashbuckling adventure and palace intrigue or a cheeky, effects-heavy rethink of some iconic characters a la the Guy Ritchie-directed Sherlock Holmes.

Full Review… | October 21, 2011
AV Club
Top Critic

In the worst possible case, this could go on and on, but please, let's hope it doesn't.

October 21, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Three Musketeers

A terrible excuse for a film. Jumped up on CGI and bad acting, I wonder how this movie ever got made.

Sophie Burgess
Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

½

Old tales updated, more times than not don't really work out well. "The Three Musketeers" is one of those movies. Weak acting, and a generic movie make this a bore, and a big mess. It's the old story of the muskateers and D'Aragnan(Logan Lerman) battling Richlieu(Christoph Waltz), Buckingham(Orlando Bloom), and Milady(Milla Jovovich). Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, this movie is all over the place with action, bad dialogue, and flying ships. I will say this movie has one big thing in it's favor, it is beautiful in high definition. If you can watch this on blu-ray or 3D, then you should watch it just to see all the colors pop. If you get a dvd, or if it's on cable, don't waste your time. There are so many better movies to watch, this is just a real waste.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] There's nothing to distinguish this from other film adaptations of The Three Musketeers, action flicks or even Paul W S Anderson films. As far as his work goes he can do this sort of stuff in his sleep. He began and continued the Resident Evil series and remade Death Race which was alright because it was cheesy, gory, mindless, fast paced fun. This is much less interesting and pretty much repeating that formula. It's essentialy a guy action movie with a bit of innuendo thrown in for good measure. The characters are annoying as opposed to likable contrasting Death Race and an overdose of unnecessary CGI is used in an attempt to make it seem remotely interesting. There is less of a plot than his usual work and although it is often quite amusing and boasts some great set pieces, it's not enough to disguise the fact it's a clumsily made, consumerist popcorn movie that makes unremarkable uses of 3D.

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