Conan The Barbarian

Conan The Barbarian

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realises he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil. 2.1 out of 5 based on 13 reviews
Conan The Barbarian

Omniscore:

Certificate 15
Genre Action / Adventure, Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Director Marcus Nispel
Cast Ron Perlman, Rachel Nichols, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang Jason Momoa
Studio Lionsgate Films
Release Date August 2011
Running Time 112 mins
 

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realises he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.

Reviews

The Los Angeles Times

Betsy Sharkey

It is with a certain amount of guilt that I say it's kind of a wicked blast to watch, especially if you're in the mood for some righteous revenge.

19/08/2011

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The New York Times

Manohla Dargis

The Film...is partly an origin story and partly proto-mythopoetic men’s movement gibberish involving good versus evil, the usual swords, sorcery and flagrantly bulgy masculinity.

18/08/2011

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The Financial Times

Nigel Andrews

The new Conan the Barbarian lacks the Schwarzenegger classic’s gleeful, accented dementia but has moments of diverting gaga-ness.

26/08/2011

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The Guardian

Xan Brooks

[This] Conan upgrade is entirely in keeping with the spirit of the original pulp novels and comic-book spin-offs – all of which shone a similarly inquisitive light on those learned genre tenets of gore-porn and what scholars refer to as "teen-masturbatory erotica".

24/08/2011

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The Independent

Geoffrey MacNab

The film's problem – and arguably the reason it has been such a clunking failure in the US – is that it's rip-roaring, juvenile matinee entertainment at heart, but is far too violent for the kids to be allowed in to see it.

26/08/2011

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Empire Magazine

Kim Newman

Though it has a decent Conan and a halfway acceptable off-the-peg baddie in Stephen Lang as Khalar Zym, nothing else works. The good girl (Rachel Nichols) is dreary and the bad girl (Rose McGowan) ridiculous.

22/08/2011

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The Evening Standard

Derek Malcolm

The Film...is partly an origin story and partly proto-mythopoetic men’s movement gibberish involving good versus evil, the usual swords, sorcery and flagrantly bulgy masculinity.

26/08/2011

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The Observer

Philip French

... A glum affair ...

28/08/2011

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Time Out

Tom Huddleston

Rent the original instead.

24/08/2011

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The Times

Wendy Ide

Imagine a cross between Zack Snyder’s 300 and a 1970s body-building magazine, with added decapitations, and you have something approaching the bizarre combination of splattering entrails and self-aware high camp.

26/08/2011

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Total Film

Neil Smith

Momoa is no Arnie. He’s no Rock either. In fact he’s nothing much at all: an anonymous, characterless hunk who’s outclassed even by the computer-generated sand mummies he’s called upon to vanquish.

16/08/2011

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

None of it, however, is at all impressive — it would be the stuff of a bad children’s film if not for the bloodshed.

28/08/2011

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The Daily Telegraph

Tim Robey

One from the “who needed this?” file.

25/08/2011

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