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The Three Musketeers

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Paul W.S. Anderson

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Plot Summary

The young hero D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman) and three of France’s most elite warriors battle their way across Europe to save king and country from a conspiracy led by deadly assassin Milady (Milla Jovovich) & the Duke of Buckingham (Orlando Bloom). A modern update to Alexander Dumas' classic story, The Three Musketeers is an explosive action adventure that’s fun & entertaining for the whole family.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

24%
  • Reviews Counted: 90
  • Fresh: 22
  • Rotten: 68
  • Average Rating: 4.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: In the worst possible case, this could go on and on, but please, let's hope it doesn't. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Oct 21, 2011

Rotten: Seriously: What the hell? – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Oct 20, 2011

Rotten: Call it the Robert Downey Jr. Meets Sherlock Holmes Effect. A classic popular adventure gets overblown, juiced-up, and generally CGI-ified. – Mark Feeney, Boston Globe, Oct 23, 2011

Rotten: Even the most liberal viewer is likely to echo Milady's thoughts of D'Artagnan: "You are very amiable, no doubt, but you would be charming if you would only depart." – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Oct 24, 2011

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Customer Reviews

AN OVER-THE-TOP STEAMPUNK MESS

I really wanted to like this movie, I really did. The trailer made it look promising and I've always been interested in anything having to do with "The Three Musketeers". Plus, it was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, the so-called "mastermind" behind such schlocky popcorn fare as "AVP: Alien vs. Predator", "Death Race", and the "Resident Evil" saga. So I decided to see the film with a few of my friends on opening weekend. Needless to say, some of us liked it, and the rest of us didn't. Although it featured eye-popping visual effects, stylish action set pieces, and an all-star cast, there really wasn't much else to offer in every other department. The acting was obnoxiously over-the-top, the dialogue was laughably cheesy, the script was extremely clichéd, and the screenplay was poorly executed. But I could've forgiven all those issues if it weren't for the fact that almost every one of the characters came across as stereotypical cardboard cutouts with little to no personality or believability. In fact, now that I think about it, just about everything in this movie hardly felt authentic in the least bit. The fight scenes were executed as if they came straight out of a PG-rated family action flick, the villains were way underdeveloped and outlandishly cartoonish to the point where they eventually couldn't be taken seriously at all, and the blatant sexual innuendos (most of which involved Milla Jovovich's character) occured so frequently that it was almost like I was watching a completely different film at times. But was it all bad? Well, I wouldn't say that. The movie did benefit from its refreshingly brisk pace, well-crafted special effects, and breathtaking visuals, but it still fell flat with bland characters, uninspired storytelling, and tired, lackluster humor. I understand what Anderson was initially going for. He wanted to bring a stylish "steampunk" edge to the classic Alexandre Dumas tale and bring it to the big screen. Unfortunately, it just ended up being a loud, overblown, and terribly uneven mess. In my opinion, this is easily one of the worst adaptations of "The Three Musketeers" ever made, but if you're really curious about seeing it for yourself, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to give it a rent. Just know what you're getting yourself into beforehand.

Three Musketeers

I loved this movie. It was very light and entertaining. Just what I want to see when I go to the movies. It was action packed in a wonderful way and the costumes were amazing, so very detailed and colorful. More movies like this should be made. I want to leave the theatre energized and lifted, not depressed.

Alexandre Dumas is rolling in his grave...

As a big fan of Dumas books, I loved "Three Musketeers", "20 years after" and trilogy "10 years after" about Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan. This movie has nothing and I stress - NOT A THING from these books. Just the title and names. With that said - I know that in USA these books are not as popular as in Europe, so I didn't expect much resemblance. This movie like a dish where you have multiple ingredients. All of the ingredients separately are not that bad - but together they make you sick.
Let's see… Some medieval special forces searching for flying ships… Like without flying ships a history of 17th century will be so boring and so uneventful that you can't make a good story about it. 4 man who can beat 40 man in hand to hand combat? What is this? Kung Fu Panda? I, personally, lost all interest to the movie after that. Milady that apparently got her training in Shaolin temple. Great Cardinal who take fencing lessons in spare time. King and Queen are pathetic, hopelessly. And D'Artagnan is simply dull.
This movie is borderline grotesque - but it was not made as such - it was made as an action movie, yet it failed to deliver a single memorable action scene.
Only reason I gave this movie 2 stars and not one is some of the cast. I like Three Musketeers and I liked a lot how Bloom played Buckingham.

I'd spare myself even a renting of this movie.

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  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2011

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