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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Lavishly produced swashbuckler that should have been far more entertaining. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Entertaining, but it's about one notch below being something anybody really needs to see. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The film is a display of traditional movie craftsmanship, especially at the level of the screenplay, which respects the characters and story and doesn't simply use them for dialogue breaks between action sequences. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Proudly old-fashioned in every way except the often excessive violence that director Martin Campbell splashes across the screen. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A great deal of excitement and adventure, all brought to the screen by using a somewhat irreverent tone that keeps the mood light without trivializing the characters. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The return to an Errol Flynn-style hero, who can swing from chandeliers, fight with two swords at once and ride a horse backward, recalls a movie era both sexier and more innocent. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Spectacular, fast, never boring. But it's also one of the more disappointing movies I've seen recently. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Examiner

    A slew of writers and an enthusiastic cast all do their jobs admirably enough to provide a couple of hours of unembarrassing entertainment. show more

  • 70
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Old-fashioned fun that goes down as smoothly as a vintage cocktail. show more

  • 50
    Film Threat

    Nothing really works on any level above mediocrity. show more

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