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Based on 40 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Odd as it is to say, Kingdom of Heaven loses its momentum the more Balian gets religion. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Screenwriter William Monahan has fashioned an intelligent and highly topical epic. Director Ridley Scott has brought it home with banners flying. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Dramatically, even a persuasive supporting cast gets Heaven only so far. show more

  • 40
    Wall Street Journal

    While there's gore by the gallon, inventiveness is in short supply. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's hard to say with assurance whether the flaw is in Bloom's performance or in Monahan's politically correct conception of Balian, precociously secular for a Crusader. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    For all its scale, grandeur, historical context and political brass, "Kingdom" is no more compelling a period drama than last year's "Alexander." show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Fulfills the requirements of grand-scale moviemaking while serving as a timely reminder that in the conflict between Christianity and Islam it was the Christians who picked the first fight. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Better than "Gladiator" -- deeper, more thoughtful, more about human motivation and less about action. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A gargantuan epic, a historical adventure-drama of overwhelming visual grandeur. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Bloom finally comes into his own as a man here, somberly thoughtful and melancholic. The elfin archer of "The Lord of the Rings" and the trivial boy-toy of "Troy" have been forgotten. show more

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