Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27

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Critic Reviews

  1. San Francisco Examiner
    Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    38
    In tackling 1000 A.D., (McTiernan)'s suddenly an unwieldy, clunky filmmaker.
  2. Just a great, empty wind machine.
  3. 38
    Lumbering from one expensive set piece to the next without taking the time to tell us a story that might make us care.
  4. 30
    With the possible exception of the action sequences and the occassionally imaginitive set design, it's awful.
  5. Silly supernatural Viking epic.
  6. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    25
    A grand, eye-popping film, a beautifully photographed epic with the depth of a Bugs Bunny Cartoon.
  7. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    20
    Mud-stained, blood-soaked and completely useless.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Dec 23, 2011
    10
    This is one of the top movies of all time. It's greatness is not measured in a single viewing but in multiple viewings. It is one of the fewThis is one of the top movies of all time. It's greatness is not measured in a single viewing but in multiple viewings. It is one of the few movies I watch over and over again, each time with more pleasure. Most movies do not inspire repeated viewings, but this one does. I've checked all my friends and they all have a copy of this movie and all feel the same way. Although upon first viewing you may indeed think it is a 7 out of 10, you will find this movie sticks with you and quickly grows on you making it that rare 10 out of 10.
    Watch it. I don't give spoilers you can find them on the net if you really want them.
    I mean it watch it.
    stop reading and go rent, buy, borough or steal it.... don't steal it... it's Christmas, so be good!
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  2. Sep 8, 2015
    10
    I simply cannot understand why people dislike this Movie so much!To Me it's one of the best Movies of all time.from beginning to end it hadI simply cannot understand why people dislike this Movie so much!To Me it's one of the best Movies of all time.from beginning to end it had nice drama,awesome action and some small bits of comedy at times that never seem out of place.Antonio Banderas and the entire cast are fantastic and to myself is perfectly acted.I really love the setting of the Movie and the plot are well crafted and executed to perfection.Without revealing Spoilers that's about all I can say.However,it still boggles my mind why people hate this Movie so much!It's really,really good and should be considered one of the best Movies of all time and I simply cannot comprehend why people hate on this Movie.I guess it shows you that the majority of people in life have absolutely no idea what they're talking about. Full Review »
  3. Jan 5, 2014
    10
    There seem to be very diverse opinions on this. It is probably hard to tell what the original was like since it went through a messy re-shootThere seem to be very diverse opinions on this. It is probably hard to tell what the original was like since it went through a messy re-shoot and re-edit process. What was finally shown has some superb scenes and some very atmospheric settings; the opening scenes in particular are first rate. Perhaps as a result of having too many cooks, the second half does become a bit scrappy, but there's enough even there. I'm giving it a high rating because, despite what happens towards the end, the best scenes throughout are superior to anything in just about any other period action movie I have seen. Full Review »