Tower of the Firstborn (2007)

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Adventure lovers longing for an invigorating dose of cinematic excitement are invited to embark on a thrilling quest for a mythical treasure in this globetrotting tale starring Ben Cross, Peter Weller, and Ione Skye. John and Michael Shannon (Weller and Cross respectively) are estranged siblings with the common goal of traveling to the Sahara to unearth the mythical Tower of the Firstborn. When John goes missing on his quest, his daughter, Diane (Skye), abandons her post in the secret archives of the Vatican to follow the clues that could save her father's life. Now, as Diane teams with Dr. Neal Hogan (Guy Lankester) to find her father in the vast desert landscape, the secret of Christianity's greatest mystery is finally within reach. Acclaimed composer Ennio Morricone provides a sweeping score for this tale of ancient intrigue and breathtaking excitement.
Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama , Television
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Studio:
Lions Gate Films

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Critic Reviews for Tower of the Firstborn

All Critics (1)

It took me four attempts before I could watch the whole thing without falling asleep.

Full Review… | June 7, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Tower of the Firstborn

Shot in some beautiful locations and with music by the legendary Ennio Morricone and that's it. Everything else is quite awful -- frequently unbearably so. It would have been more watchable as a music video for an airport waiting lounge with all of the dialogue and much of the acting removed.

Sam Cruz
Sam Cruz

Where do I start? This 3-hour amble through the desert of derivative imagination features stereotypical characters with a tremendous lack of motivation for their "actions." The characters are very shallow and the music, while beautiful, really doesn't work AT ALL! The sound design sounds out of phase and detracts considerably from the story, and the lip sync is quite bad. Incredibly redundant, clearly meant as a mini-series, breaking up the overly long experience over a few days/weeks. Great to watch with a group of friends as a party movie. This 'film' really is a study in what not to do, and, as such, is worth watching.

David Cottrell
David Cottrell

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