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Based on 11 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 34 )
  • 10
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    It's completely undone by its terrible screenplay, inept direction, oppressive musical score and muddy visual palette. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A second-rate regurgitation of "The Lord of the Rings." Everything about it, down to the set and costume design, apes Peter Jackson's epic trilogy. However, while "The Lord of the Rings" was a grand story of scope and power, In the Name of the King feels small in more ways than one. show more

  • 25
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Director Uwe Boll sticks with what he knows -- how to turn video games into dull, cheap-looking movies. show more

  • 25
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    This is the sort of movie where men stand blankly over dead loved ones, then start digging. Masculine stoicism or emotional botox? You decide. show more

  • 25
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Is this movie so god-awful bad that it's hilariously good? Can't be bothered deciding. Figure that's an answer in itself. show more

  • 11
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Who among us can explain the enigma wrapped in a riddle surrounded by fierce, ravening, razor-toothed conundrums that is German director Uwe Boll? show more

  • 30
    Los Angeles Times

    Its convictionless competence is merely dull, denying the pleasures of an outright howler without providing much else. show more

  • 20
    L.A. Weekly

    As numbing and depressing to watch as suits hammering out a film-packaging deal one venal clause at a time. show more

  • 20
    Laura Kern The New York Times

    An awkward “Lord of the Rings” knockoff, it features both elaborate battles and bumbling humor, though it’s never quite clear when you should be laughing. show more

  • 10
    Joe Leydon Variety

    A plodding patchwork of derivative fantasy-adventure, medieval production design, risible dialogue, unimpressive CGI trickery and haphazardly edited action sequences. show more

  • July 08, 2008 cubbyduke
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    This movie was horrible. The casting was way off and basically it was the worst thing I have ever seen.

  • July 04, 2008 txdmerc73
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    the movie was cool especially the hot sorceress leelee she is growning up fast!!!

  • May 22, 2008 l ui s 7 9 9
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    This movie sucks balls!! if you want to waste two hours of your life, by all means watch it. terrible movie!!

  • May 22, 2008 stopherwayne
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    I really enjoyed ever second of the film, Although it was like watching Lord of the Rings on a smaller scale. It was great acting(even though i think ray liotta's acting gets worse with his age) and Matthew Lillard was terriable(and i love the man, he is a great actor). As far as the accents Jason Stathom really talks like that you idiots. But all together i really enjoyed it. I think everbodie but one on here needs to take there thumbs out there butts and watch a movie for the movie, not to compare it to others. AMATURES rOCK ON SHANNON.And a foot note to JXGirl, Jason Stathom, Ray liotta, and Matthew Lillard have all come out with movies the past 2 years.

  • May 22, 2008 esk8728
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    this movie was horrible and a waste of money, it looks like it was put together by a 5 year old. Random music plays which are very annoying and horrible acting, this was just a waste of money

  • May 22, 2008 jxgirl366
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    Everything was a rip off of Lord of the Rings from the people in the trees to the orc like creatures and the battle in the rain from the hill top. Also very chessy ending last stand fight as well. What was with the levitation and all the books. Dumb. It suited the half-baked actors that they got for the movie that you haven't seen in years. Thank God someone else paid for my ticket.

  • May 22, 2008 shannonmcmanus
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    This Movie Rocked!! It was the best piece of celluliod that I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. Top notch acting, great set pieces and a wonderful score that brought tears to my eyes at least three times. I highly recomend this movie to anyone who fits into at least two of the three categories, blind, deaf or dead.

  • May 22, 2008 belzipy
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    Horrid movie by a director known for making just bad films. Who keeps giving this many money to throw away?

  • May 22, 2008 miniv alto
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    This movie was awful, me and my friends started looking at each other and laughing at the movie at parts that were so corny. We walked out 45 minutes in a were dissapointed. The story line went from one thing to the next so fast that it did not make sense.

  • May 22, 2008 Annmarie
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    This was a terrible, cheesy movie! I wish I would have read the reviews before hand! Terrible story line, terrible acting, only two characters bothered with accents, everyone else sounded like they were from Ohio. Claire Forlani had such promise as an actress, oh girl, where did you go wrong??? This movie is the death knell for the careers of everyone who acted in this sad tale. Never mind straight to video, I wouldn't even stock a library shelf with this one.


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