Kingdom of Heaven Poster

Release Date: May 6th, 2005

DVD Release Date: October 11th, 2005

R|2 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Still in grief over his wife's sudden death, village blacksmith Balian (Orlando Bloom) joins his long-estranged father, Baron Godfrey (Liam Neeson), as a crusader on the road to Jerusalem. After a perilous journey to the holy city, the valiant young man enters the retinue of the leprous King Baldwin IV (Edward Norton), which is rife with dissent led by the treacherous Guy de Lusignan (Marton Csokas), who wishes to wage war against the Muslims for his own political and personal gain.

Cast: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Marton Csokas, Michael Sheen, Liam Neeson

Director: Ridley Scott

Genres: Historical drama, Adventure, War

Production Co: Scott Free Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • 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

  • 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

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