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Solomon Kane Reviews

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March 4, 2019
A film like this should be fun and you should really want to root for the hero. But Kane is so ... well, boring. Predictable. And honestly, a bit of a whiner.
September 27, 2012
The fight choreography has a gracefulness bordering on elegance, and so it's a shame that these standalone thrills aren't better integrated into the film as a fully formed narrative whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 27, 2012
Lacking a charismatic lead or villain, struggling with its big themes, it's not surprising this 2009 picture sat on the shelf for so long.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 14, 2009
Storywise, it leaves a lot to be desired ... has many tonal and pacing problems, mainly because like the source material, it's all handled very seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 13, 2012
More numbing than rousing, leaving a perfectly acceptable lead performance from James Purefoy to carry the lion's share of the picture's appeal, and it's a weight that's often too much for the actor to bear.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 24, 2012
...a wet blanket of gloom and humorlessness.
September 28, 2012
Been there, done that.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 29, 2012
Few characters have much to do but grunt and scream and bleed.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 27, 2012
Who knew there were skinhead and zombie equivalents in late-Elizabethan England?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 28, 2012
The script by director Michael J. Bassett wallows in formula and takes itself too seriously.
September 25, 2012
A borrowed mélange of Lord of the Rings pomp, weightless CGI sorcery, artfully smudged cheekbones and exceedingly dull sword slicings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2012
The results suggest a compelling movie could be made from the material, even if it isn't this one.
Read More | Original Score: C
October 12, 2009
This muscular yet monotonous Kane just isn't much fun.
September 14, 2012
Both the movie and the hero are too relentlessly dour.
Top Critic
September 27, 2012
It grinds along on the dubious strengths of its generic battle sequences and midbudget special effects, whipped up around a stone-faced hero who's part Christ figure, part embodiment of wickedness, all crippling bore.
February 23, 2010
The film fails to take full advantage, possessing neither a sense of its own ridiculousness nor the flat-out propulsive energy that would make concerns about its hokey storyline irrelevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 3, 2018
It amalgamates action, drama, horror and fantasy into a unique hybrid that thrives on all parts at once, while not betraying the core of Howard's original character.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 19, 2010
A hugely entertaining adaptation of the dark comic series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 26, 2019
Solomon Kane seduces with stunning visuals, sweeping swordplay and one sexy leading man.
May 18, 2018
Bassett brings to the screen Solomon Kane...with all due seriousness and gravity, as apparently befits the character.
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