Metascore
15

Overwhelming dislike - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 10 out of 11
  1. 50
    A second-rate regurgitation of "The Lord of the Rings." Everything about it, down to the set and costume design, apes Peter Jackson's epic trilogy. However, while "The Lord of the Rings" was a grand story of scope and power, In the Name of the King feels small in more ways than one.
  2. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    30
    Its convictionless competence is merely dull, denying the pleasures of an outright howler without providing much else.
  3. 25
    Director Uwe Boll sticks with what he knows -- how to turn video games into dull, cheap-looking movies.
  4. 25
    This is the sort of movie where men stand blankly over dead loved ones, then start digging. Masculine stoicism or emotional botox? You decide.
  5. Is this movie so god-awful bad that it's hilariously good? Can't be bothered deciding. Figure that's an answer in itself.
  6. 25
    Cultists will be happy to discover that In The Name Of The King bears all the so-bad-it's-good hallmarks of a classic Boll production.
  7. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    20
    As numbing and depressing to watch as suits hammering out a film-packaging deal one venal clause at a time.
  8. 20
    An awkward “Lord of the Rings” knockoff, it features both elaborate battles and bumbling humor, though it’s never quite clear when you should be laughing.
  9. 11
    Who among us can explain the enigma wrapped in a riddle surrounded by fierce, ravening, razor-toothed conundrums that is German director Uwe Boll?
  10. It's completely undone by its terrible screenplay, inept direction, oppressive musical score and muddy visual palette.
  11. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    10
    A plodding patchwork of derivative fantasy-adventure, medieval production design, risible dialogue, unimpressive CGI trickery and haphazardly edited action sequences.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 418 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 59
  2. Negative: 35 out of 59
  1. JeffS.
    Apr 27, 2008
    10
    Hey...like you are all good at making movies...i'd like to see your sorry arses make a better movie. Anyone who can create a film and put it on the big screen deserves a 10, good luck to all your losers. Full Review »
  2. Nov 2, 2011
    7
    At times it may seem like it's trying to imitate Lord of the Rings at times, but it actually ends up being it's own unique thing, while it has some cheesy moments and some bad writing, and is nowhere near as the Lord of the Rings series, it's still very enjoyable, has faster, more chaotic, and fun action than most other Fantasy movies, and I like how it does the video tie in, it's not based of the story of one of the games, but rather a tale set in that world (hence the name a Dungeon Siege tale), and I would like to see more video game movie do that, instead of butchering the games plot, so it is an enjoyable movie, and one I would recommend seeing. Full Review »
  3. Jun 27, 2011
    3
    its uwe boll directing this ... do i really need to say any more? i didnt even know he directed this crap till the end credits . if i knew in advance i woulda stayed clear of this . its a cheap lord of the rings knock off that looks like its on a B movie budget but yet has some decent actors like jason statham , burt renolds , and a few others . the script is pretty much a mess the diouloge is terrable ... i will say this though .. its deffinitly not uwe bolls worst film by far. you could see far worse wach alone in the dark , house of the dead , postal , or pretty much any thing els this guy has made.so its a tiny step up for him ... very tiny. Full Review »