New Line Cinema | Release Date: December 8, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
14
METASCORE
Overwhelming dislike based on 25 Critics
Positive:
0
Mixed:
6
Negative:
19
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50
Much of the dialogue is the silliest sort of fantasy mush, and a good deal of the picture appears to have been shot while the lighting guys were out to lunch.
50
Boston GlobeLoren King
A mildly entertaining but tepid extravaganza more suited to television than the big screen.
50
A splashy, silly movie that inexplicably stars Jeremy Irons but will delight 10-year-old boys across the realm. Regrettably, the hordes of pre-adolescent boys it would have delighted most were that age 20 years ago.
30
Gamer geeks, I speak your language! And I warn you: Flee! Or, at the very least, crank down any expectations you harbor -- a few notches below "zero" should do it -- before buying a ticket.
25
The sad truth is, I can say nothing to recommend this film.
25
Baltimore SunCheryl Lu-Lien Tan
The plot is as thin and confusing as it sounds.
25
Worst of all, Marlon Wayans' performance as a cowardly thief would have seemed in bad taste a half-century ago.
0
Tacky-looking, incoherent, badly acted and hopelessly directed disaster is easily the dullest adventure film of 2000.