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  • Summary: The latest adaptation of Alexander Dumas' classic novel follows the adventures of D'Artagnon (Luke Pasqualino), Athos (Tom Burke), Aramis (Santiago Cabrera) and Porthos (Howard Charles) as Cardinal Richelieu (Peter Capaldi) seeks more power and control.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Genevieve Valentine
    Jun 19, 2014
    83
    A well-acted romp that carries just enough weight to justify tuning in, The Musketeers is a campy delight; no one ever hands over a blade when tossing one with a flourish will do, and this time, that’s just as it should be.
  2. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Jun 23, 2014
    80
    While the series is not without humor--including the occasional sexual witticism--it is never camp, a huge plus for devotees of genuine drama.
  3. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Jun 23, 2014
    80
    Refreshingly realistic in some ways (there is much jumping out of high windows, but the jumper is often actually injured) and soothingly romantic in others, "The Musketeers" is a captivating balance of spectacle and story, true enough to the essentials of the original, modern enough to understand the necessity of humor and self-reference.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 20, 2014
    70
    It's a little cheesy, but never takes itself very seriously.
  5. Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Jun 13, 2014
    67
    This lighthearted, thin import is worth a watch. [20 Jun 2014, p.60]
  6. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 20, 2014
    60
    A fine but unexceptional retelling.
  7. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jun 19, 2014
    50
    Hodges has done a good job weaving new plot twists and characters into the familiar story. The Musketeers may not be either the greatest treatment of the Dumas tale or the most revolutionary, but it is fun for all, and all for fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jan 10, 2015
    8
    Capaldi definitely carries the show in the earlier episodes but as the season progresses, The rest of the cast come into their own and becomeCapaldi definitely carries the show in the earlier episodes but as the season progresses, The rest of the cast come into their own and become rather likable. Easily one of the better new shows to come out and definitely worth watching. Expand
  2. Jul 19, 2014
    8
    Having watched every Musketeers adaptation I could get my hands on, I can say this tale have enough new content and changes to keep youHaving watched every Musketeers adaptation I could get my hands on, I can say this tale have enough new content and changes to keep you interested while respecting the source maetrial. The only thing I miss are bigger names on the cast. BBC rarely does a bad series, and this one keeps the tradition. Expand
  3. May 31, 2015
    7
    For a show that has taken an exceptional care to recreate the costumes and streets of the XVII century; gun power muskets have unrealistic eyeFor a show that has taken an exceptional care to recreate the costumes and streets of the XVII century; gun power muskets have unrealistic eye accuracy and sound like modern rifles, while single shot pistols are actually colt .45 revolvers, and the royal musketeers dress like wandering cowboys. Sometimes I am confused if I am watching a Western. The script is nothing exceptional, but, we can still enjoy one of the best portraits of Cardinal Richelieu with Peter Capaldi. Expand
  4. Jan 3, 2015
    0
    Biggest pile of feces anybody could possibly watch, another BBC handout of utter """""""""

    Do you notice how the Musketeers upon their
    Biggest pile of feces anybody could possibly watch, another BBC handout of utter """""""""

    Do you notice how the Musketeers upon their costumes do not even have a cross on their blue uniforms the most distinguishable feature of their historic period uniform. Discounting! Whatever other attempts have been made at the notion of political correctness, in bids to mass appeal to every single type of audience, rather then actually get those historic settings correct. OH No, nobody else requires actual history. Without setting themselves into the pictures shown. Much better to attempt at romancing utter fictitious codswallop because this will generate numbers.

    Cancel this crap show already!
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