Ironclad Synopsis
In the 13th Century a dedicated group of Knights Templar defends Rochester Castle against King John.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
As a critic who complains about painless and brainless action movies, I hoist a glass of mead to the men and maidens of Ironclad.
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Boxoffice Magazine

By Wade Major
Casting is almost uniformly first rate with Cox, Purefoy and the always brilliant Giamatti providing noteworthy standouts.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A long way from his TV portrayal of John Adams, Giamatti seems to be having an especially good time as a splenetic King John, who would not...
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By Kim Newman
Like all sieges, this offers moments of choppy terror and excitement followed by dull sit-it-out-and-starve spots. Straddled between...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The core fan base of this English sword battle drama will pay for the boundary-pushing blood and gore. Why bore them with things like plot...
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Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
While Ironclad captures the casual cruelty and flesh-and-bone violence of the 13th century, it fails to do the same in the more intimate...
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Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
By making John such an unrepentant freedom-opposing monster, Ironclad denies itself any moral thorniness.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
As history it's bunk; as inappropriate historical fiction, it's awfully close to comedy.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
A gore fest aimed at indiscriminate action fans. Those interested in learning more about goings on in medieval history will probably find...
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Time Out New York

By David Fear
This bloody, messy action film devolves into a plain ol' bloody mess.
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Good film

By Spartacus2000
if your looking for a satisfying bloody sword play with messy drama....

Ironclad is great !

By Alex576277
This movie is being overlooked. It is a limited release on its way to DVD, but I'm telling you they have misjudged it. The casting is great. The plot works. The scenery and direction is...

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Rated R | For Strong, graphic brutal battle sequences and brief nudity