The War Lord Reviews

April 23, 2011
An intelligent historical drama, exciting and atmospheric while never losing sight of the human passions that are its driving force.
April 23, 2011
Runs on and on and on, but proves nothing whatever about the survival of the fittest.
July 3, 2008
Heston is more convincing in his battle scenes than in romancing Rosemary Forsyth, but nevertheless delivers a hard-hitting performance.
April 20, 2006
Lumbering sword and shield tale with Heston.
January 26, 2006
The rituals of pagan mythology are well observed - cabalistic idols, sacrifices - as is Heston's disintegration in the face of a mental force that he can't understand.
July 6, 2005
May 9, 2005
There is plenty of bow-and-arrow shooting and throwing spears and pouring boiling oil and battering-ramming the great oak doorway and assaulting the fortress with a scaling-tower.
August 22, 2003
May 24, 2003
The sure-handed direction of Schaffner and the credible performances of Heston et al are well complemented by Morross's driving, Stravinsky-like score.