Kingdom of Heaven Synopsis
A young knight (Orlando Bloom) protects Jerusalem from invaders.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Better than "Gladiator" -- deeper, more thoughtful, more about human motivation and less about action.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Fulfills the requirements of grand-scale moviemaking while serving as a timely reminder that in the conflict between Christianity and Islam...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Screenwriter William Monahan has fashioned an intelligent and highly topical epic. Director Ridley Scott has brought it home with banners...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Odd as it is to say, Kingdom of Heaven loses its momentum the more Balian gets religion.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Scott, working from a script by William Monahan, is so busy balancing our sympathies, making sure no one gets offended, that he has made a...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
For all its scale, grandeur, historical context and political brass, "Kingdom" is no more compelling a period drama than last year's...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It's hard to say with assurance whether the flaw is in Bloom's performance or in Monahan's politically correct conception of Balian,...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A mostly lumbering, occasionally rousing epic that walks a bizarre line between historical fact and Hollywood wishful thinking.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Dramatically, even a persuasive supporting cast gets Heaven only so far.
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40

Wall Street Journal

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

By TheRush05
..Maybe it's because I like the genre, but this movie was amazing. Bloom did an excelent job despite the fact I generaly don't like his acting. You truly feel like you become a part of the Crusade...

Orlando best work

By Sail84
I'm not a fan of this genre but i've gotta say that this film was great, I think is the best work of Orlando bloom...

Brilliant Work!

By Steven Noel
Simply stated, an excellent movie that will be one to remember. Amazingly realistic fight scenes a brilliant plot make this movie and instant classic!...

great film

By Alxbstn2000
Loved this movie. Good story, drama and action. Love period pieces and this one didn't let me down. I've yet to see Orlando bloom in a bad movie....

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Rated R | For Strong Violence and Epic Warfare
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Violent movie about the Crusades not for kids.
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