50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
A second-rate regurgitation of "The Lord of the Rings." Everything about it, down to the set and costume design, apes Peter Jackson's epic trilogy. However, while "The Lord of the Rings" was a grand story of scope and power, In the Name of the King feels small in more ways than one.
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30

Los Angeles Times

Its convictionless competence is merely dull, denying the pleasures of an outright howler without providing much else.
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Is this movie so god-awful bad that it's hilariously good? Can't be bothered deciding. Figure that's an answer in itself.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is the sort of movie where men stand blankly over dead loved ones, then start digging. Masculine stoicism or emotional botox? You decide.
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25

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Director Uwe Boll sticks with what he knows -- how to turn video games into dull, cheap-looking movies.
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20

The New York Times

By Laura Kern
An awkward “Lord of the Rings” knockoff, it features both elaborate battles and bumbling humor, though it’s never quite clear when you should be laughing.
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20

L.A. Weekly

As numbing and depressing to watch as suits hammering out a film-packaging deal one venal clause at a time.
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11

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Who among us can explain the enigma wrapped in a riddle surrounded by fierce, ravening, razor-toothed conundrums that is German director Uwe Boll?
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10

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
It's completely undone by its terrible screenplay, inept direction, oppressive musical score and muddy visual palette.
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10

Variety

By Joe Leydon
A plodding patchwork of derivative fantasy-adventure, medieval production design, risible dialogue, unimpressive CGI trickery and haphazardly edited action sequences.
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15 out of 100
Overwhelming dislike
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