• Released
  • March 1, 2013
  • R , 2 hr 10 min
  • Drama
  • 3 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: After years of bloody conflict, the leaders of two rival kingdoms reluctantly agree to end the fighting. But when oil is discovered between their territories, the war is re-ignited.

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The New York Times

A far, far cry from “Lawrence of Arabia,” but it has its diversions.
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The Guardian

By Andrew Pulver
There's undoubtedly a good film to be made out of the scramble for oil in the Arabian desert in the 1920s – but this, for all its herculean...
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40

Total Film

Banderas hams and Pinto flutters. If it weren’t for Strong and some colourful art direction, you could chalk this up as a busted well.
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Variety

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Helmer/co-scripter Jean-Jacques Annaud's rep for spectacle over screenplay is again borne out in this overblown yet oddly anemic epic of...
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40

Empire

By Angie Errigo
Ambitious but very tedious and talkatively hackneyed, redeemed just a smidge by the money shots of a swarm of extras on horseback sweeping...
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Slant Magazine

By Diego Costa
There's an enormous amount of perverse pleasure to be had here for those who get off on the annihilation of nuance.
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Rated R | For Violence