The Musketeer

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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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Score distribution:
  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. Mr. Showbiz
    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. What a stupefying thing it is.
  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 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. ShaneS.
    Sep 24, 2005
    10
    I loved this movie. If you no anything about France during the 17th century you would love this movie.
  2. Jan 3, 2015
    5
    All in all, a decent movie - nothing more flattering can be said about this one, in my opinion. The acting wasn't overly convincing, theAll in all, a decent movie - nothing more flattering can be said about this one, in my opinion. The acting wasn't overly convincing, the characters were smug and full of themselves (especially the young D'Artagnan), there was no real character introductions made at any point - I could tell who was whom since I've seen other, better musketeer movies. There was no real character development either, and the plot wasn't strong enough to offer anything but a stale movie. The action sequences were flashy - maybe too so (they stood out painfully, if one stopped to think of them for too long). Spiced up with witty comments that were too cliché to lure out more than a yawn, it seemed that this movie was made just for the sake of *making* it. Expand
  3. 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, thisIncredible 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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