• Released
  • September 28, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 44 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 38 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Based on the character created by Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan the Barbarian) the movie tells the story of Captain Solomon Kane, a brutally efficient 16th Century killing machine. Armed with his signature pistols, cutlass and rapier, he and his men unleash their bloodlust as they fight for England in war after war on all continents.

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The Playlist

By Mark Zhuravsy
It's not everyone cup of bloody tea, but an unapologetic genre treat for those willing to dive in.
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60

The Guardian

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There's plenty that's good here: a serious tone, steady ­pacing, muddy and bloody scenery and a convincing turn by Purefoy in his own west...
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60

Total Film

By Jonathan Crocker
A brutal fusion of angst and action, this mini-epic gives the sword-and-sorcery genre a bleak, brusque new life. Watch it for some terrific...
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60

Empire

By David Hughes
If weapons and wizardry get your blood up, and you prefer your movies dark and brooding and minus the sandals, Solomon Kane fits the bill....
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60

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Clearly set up to be the first film in a franchise. It's not a bad movie, but I wouldn't hold my breath for that.
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50

NPR

By Scott Tobias
There are no laughs in Solomon Kane; the sole attempt at a joke doesn't score, but it's a bracing reminder that humor exists. Instead,...
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40

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
In our chatty "Game of Thrones" moment, you'll thirst for a sidekick: a sly dwarf, a wisecracking female warrior, a huggable wolf, anything....
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38

Slant Magazine

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The fight choreography has a gracefulness bordering on elegance, and so it's a shame that these standalone thrills aren't better integrated...
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Michael J. Bassett's Solomon Kane is been there, done that.
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25

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
It's always raining or snowing or misting. This makes for a nice visual, but it also makes the scenes look interchangeable. This is even...
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Rated R | For Violence Throughout
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Violent, muddy, but spirited movie from classic pulp tales.
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