Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Jaime N. Christley
    Oct 21, 2011
    75
    A moment's patience is soon rewarded by Anderson's vast store of rich, intoxicating imagery.
  2. Reviewed by: Dan Jolin
    Oct 10, 2011
    60
    Stupid, with three o's. But also fun, never boring, and never insulting (to anyone other than Dumas) - unlike certain of the summer's A-pics…
  3. Reviewed by: Keith Staskiewicz
    Oct 26, 2011
    50
    It floats, but it's mainly filled with hot air.
  4. 50
    Trash-action director Paul W.S. Anderson's (Alien vs. Predator) finds no cultural purpose for this rather literal adaptation of the Musketeers, but it's not so horrible it deserved to be protected from the cold eye of film critics.
  5. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    Sep 25, 2011
    50
    A very 2011 take on Alexandre Dumas' classic that feels weirdly dated already. Although adequately entertaining thanks to lavish production values and game supporting perfs, this anodyne adaptation lacks a killer hook that would help it cross over to a demographic beyond action buffs and fanboys.
  6. Reviewed by: Keith Phipps
    Oct 21, 2011
    42
    Beyond being unable to decide what kind of Musketeers movie it wants to be, Anderson's adaptation seems determined to underachieve as both heavy spectacle and light adventure. It's two mediocrities for the price of one.
  7. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Oct 26, 2011
    40
    Still, once you accept Paul W.S. Anderson's entirely unnecessary adaptation on its own terms (nonsensical, underachieving), it has its limited charms, which include a snigger-inducing alphabet soup of accents, a standout rooftop swordfight, and British comedian James Corden as the Musketeers' put-upon manservant.
  8. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Oct 18, 2011
    40
    Muskets and swords are a bit old-fashioned for the director of "Resident Evil" - Paul W.S. Anderson has added flying battleships and elaborate diamond heists. (With material as shopworn as this, an anachronizing approach seems as valid as any.)
  9. Reviewed by: Neil Young
    Sep 25, 2011
    40
    3D swashbuckler wields a disappointingly blunt sword.
  10. Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    Oct 22, 2011
    38
    All the borderline pantomime acting and wigged buffoonery is deliberate and silly, but The Three Musketeers remains charmless, a romp brought down by its lead-footed script.
  11. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Oct 21, 2011
    35
    It's not the addition of airships and male dangly earrings that make Paul W.S. Anderson's take on Alexandre Dumas' classic, much-adapted adventure such a drag, it's everything else - the incoherence, the anvil-heavy dialogue, the lack of anything beyond the broadest of characterizations.
  12. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Oct 22, 2011
    30
    The campy new screen adaptation of The Three Musketeers has all the reality and visceral excitement of a $75 million literary theme park dotted with fancy villages heavily patrolled by security.
  13. Reviewed by: Michael Wilmington
    Oct 20, 2011
    30
    This one is overblown, over-dressed, and grandiosely dopey, packed with gargantuan sets and ludicrous action scenes and shot in unusually dark and dingy 3-D.
  14. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Oct 26, 2011
    25
    This is a once-in-a-lifetime fiasco, an epic fail like none we have seen this year, a bad idea by a very bad director and a career-crippling credit for all concerned. You don't want to miss it.
  15. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Oct 20, 2011
    25
    This latest version is le pits.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 134 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 45
  2. Negative: 16 out of 45
  1. Oct 29, 2011
    3
    It's a movie you want to skip.The story is shallow and plain boring. They succeed in making the characters unique though, but none stands out, some are even ridiculous. Plot-changes are present, but never realy shock you. Avoid if possible, unless your dvd-player broke and you've seen all other movies in the cinema. Full Review »
  2. Oct 21, 2011
    2
    Skip-it - At first I was wondering if the marketers at Summit Entertainment were purposely not mentioning Orlando Bloom, Milla Jovovich, and Christoph Waltz's names in the trailer because they were no longer box office attracting names (which was shocking to me), but now I presume those three stars did everything they could to disassociate themselves from this god-awful re-telling of Alexandre Dumas' classic action-adventure tale. Full Review »
  3. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    I dont know why this movie has such low ratings. I liked it, if you are expecting something from this movie like following the classical Three Musketeers then you shouldnt watch this. But if you want some entertainment you should watch this movie. Full Review »