63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
It has a certain commitment to its cause, and by that I mean it supplies the necessary flayings, slayings, beheadings and, um, a be-nose-ing, all of it dancing to the tune of those amusingly stilted He-Man declaratives - King James Bible cadences applied to comic-book visions. It knows it's a B movie, and gets on with it.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It's mostly noise and splurch and, as I mentioned, aaaaarrrrggggghhhhh!
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's something and nothing for everyone in Conan the Barbarian 3D.
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45

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The movie's look is artificially grainy, and most of the scenes are encrusted with CGI - you'd have to chip it away with a chisel to get to anything human or interesting or even remotely fantastical.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
As for the movie itself, it's tolerable.
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38

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Conan the Barbarian lives by a pretty simple ethos: He lives, he loves, he slays. What he doesn't do, alas, is act.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
There is no purpose to the film other than random blood splattering amid scenes of bondage, primitive savagery and S&M eroticism. The film is numbing and dumb with its hero indistinguishable from its villains.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Morgan Freeman's voice is heard as the narrator, which is in itself the stuff of parody. Then we listen and get lost within two sentences, because the narration is so poorly written that Freeman himself probably didn't know what he was talking about.
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20

NPR

By Scott Tobias
There are swords and sorcery, pirates and monsters, taxed bodices and taxing mythology. In other words, there's the bare minimum necessary to summon this dismal movie into existence.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
With the most growling and grunting of any movie this summer - and that includes those apes perched atop the box office - Conan the Barbarian seems at times to have actually been made by barbarians.
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36 out of 100
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