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  • Summary: Incredible technology wielded by a mind of infinite evil is threatening the safety of the entire world. To fight the unthinkable, the British government will have to mobilize the extraordinary. This team -- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen -- is the only thing standing between theIncredible technology wielded by a mind of infinite evil is threatening the safety of the entire world. To fight the unthinkable, the British government will have to mobilize the extraordinary. This team -- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen -- is the only thing standing between the future and total destruction. (20th Century Fox) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 36
  2. Negative: 20 out of 36
  1. Reviewed by: Collin Levey
    80
    Succeeds the same way the original comic books did: by making the conflicts and dilemmas basic enough for a five-year-old, while giving the heroes and villains glamorous outfits and layers of complexity, to thicken the broth.
  2. Reviewed by: Kevin Carr
    60
    The filmmakers tried to give everyone a main storyline and ended up diluting everything. With so many characters, the film lost some focus.
  3. 42
    The film wears out its welcome by the halfway mark, becoming a silly spectacle.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    38
    Despite its preposterous leaps of logic, it somehow still emerges a reasonably entertaining summer blockbuster.
  5. Having these characters interact is both the joke and raison d'etre of "League." Its story is beyond banal.
  6. 25
    Except for Connery, who is every inch the lion in winter, nothing here feels authentic.
  7. It's not brazenly bad or heroically bad or stridently bad. It's bad in all the old, dull ways of being bad: poor performances, absurd story, dreary special effects, witless dialogue and the excessive length of someone taking himself far too seriously.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 70
  2. Negative: 37 out of 70
  1. Wirdhe
    Dec 20, 2003
    10
    This movie sucks.
  2. John
    Mar 7, 2009
    10
    One of the most awesome movies you could ever see. Everytime it's on, I like to watch it. Why the hell would these critics be so harsh?
  3. Jul 18, 2011
    8
    If your looking for a unique action movie than this is for you, the plot is admittedly extremely simple, but this movie packs a punch in theIf your looking for a unique action movie than this is for you, the plot is admittedly extremely simple, but this movie packs a punch in the action department with cool characters with unique powers, and some awesome special effects, all in all if you can put up with the simple plot and some bad acting from time to time this is a great action movie that will have you drooling over some of the super cool over the top moments. Expand
  4. Nov 28, 2012
    4
    Sporadically entertaining with only somewhat passable performances, and an almost comprehensible story.
  5. Nov 12, 2013
    3
    The League is far less than ordinary.
    A very spontaneous and unexplained film with no apparent reasoning by any of its characters or their
    The League is far less than ordinary.
    A very spontaneous and unexplained film with no apparent reasoning by any of its characters or their actions. Decent acting, fair action scenes, but loses itself in its own confusion.
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  6. LomaxH.
    Jul 28, 2006
    0
    "It's a Winchester. Modified, American Style." "'Bomb' voyage!" "The sound of treachery!" "To that end, I set my wolf among "It's a Winchester. Modified, American Style." "'Bomb' voyage!" "The sound of treachery!" "To that end, I set my wolf among you sheep." -- "Growl." Thanks again, Hollywood. Expand
  7. Nov 30, 2012
    0
    Easily one of the worst movies I have ever seen, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen casually yet brutally violates its source material onEasily one of the worst movies I have ever seen, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen casually yet brutally violates its source material on an unimaginable degree, replacing the incredible atmosphere and amazing steampunk elements of the graphic novel with a slew of poorly developed characters and an incoherent plot. Clearly aware of the shortcomings of the story, the producers make a painful attempt to cover it up with stupid, boring, and gratuitous fight scenes that add nothing to the movie and came close to putting me to sleep. Plot and action alike are so poorly done that I spent the last 30 minutes of the movie in intense intellectual agony. Expand

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