75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
Celebrates the craft of acting both in its story and in fine performances.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
It's made with seriousness, intelligence and craft, and filmgoers who aren't put off by the slow pace of life in 1380 should see it.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Has just a little too much of the whodunit and the thriller and not enough of the temper of its clash between cultures, but it works, maybe because the simplicity of the underlying plot is masked by the oddness of the characters.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The Reckoning, with a script by Mark Mills, demands close attention; it's a play of words and ideas crowding for consideration.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A beguiling, multilayered drama.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
The notion that stories are the lies that tell the truth isn't new -- even Shakespeare knew that -- but the central conceit of "let's save lives by putting on a play" seems not only artificial, but also hollow.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Has so many ideas working in it that they all but suffocate its thin plot.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie has none of the embarrassing absurdity and cheap effects that made last year's trip back to the 14th century, "Timeline,'' such a joke. We should be so lucky. Instead, we get a listless avenger drama.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
By any reckoning, director Paul McGuigan and writer Mark Mills seem mighty ground down trying to buck these medieval odds.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The crucial evidence has to do with rigor mortis. The movie's a stiff too.
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49 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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