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  • Summary: Peter Hyman's action-adventure weds the classic swordplay and chivalry of Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers" with the gravity-defying dazzle of Hong Kong action choreography. (Universal Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 23
  2. Negative: 14 out of 23
  1. For his robust and handsome The Musketeer, Hyams enlisted veteran Hong Kong stunt coordinator Xin-Xin Xiong to stage a clutch of spectacular action sequences that are amusing in the imaginative intricacy of their bravura.
  2. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    60
    Quite handsomely produced, and there's a definite swashbuckling verve to it. Most of the characters have been contemporized, but the actors are engaging.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    If this is Dumas, there's a "b" in the middle and an extra "s" at the end.
  4. Dramatically as well as visually, The Musketeer conflicts with itself by trying to blend grand old- school costume drama and MTV- style rhythm and attitude into the same movie. The juxtapositions are often preposterous.
  5. An example of lazy, dumb and couldn't-care-less hack movie making.
  6. Has the distinction of being the very worst of all the many film versions of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel, "The Three Musketeers." Nothing else in Musketeer movie history comes even remotely close to its staggering wretchedness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Zal
    Jan 11, 2012
    4
    Incredible action scenes aside, there is really nothing to like about this movie. Even with Stephen Rea and Tim Roth as the villains, this film is still bad. But damn it, these action scenes are SO GOOD! And that is the only reason why anyone in their right mind should watch it.
    Honestly, I'm not big on action films unless the action is interesting and creative. The Musketeer has some of the most creative and well choreographed fight scenes I have seen in a long time. If they put half as much effort into telling a good story, this might have been a good film.
    This film would normally get a 1 but the great action brings it up to a 4.
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