1.0

15

out of 100

Metascore®
Overwhelming dislike
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    A second-rate regurgitation of "The Lord of the Rings." Everything about it, down to the set and costume design, apes Peter Jackson's epic trilogy. However, while "The Lord of the Rings" was a grand story of scope and power, In the Name of the King feels small in more ways than one.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    Its convictionless competence is merely dull, denying the pleasures of an outright howler without providing much else.

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  • 20

    out of 100

    The New York TimesLaura Kern

    An awkward “Lord of the Rings” knockoff, it features both elaborate battles and bumbling humor, though it’s never quite clear when you should be laughing.

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  • 10

    out of 100

    VarietyJoe Leydon

    A plodding patchwork of derivative fantasy-adventure, medieval production design, risible dialogue, unimpressive CGI trickery and haphazardly edited action sequences.

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  • 10

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterFrank Scheck

    It's completely undone by its terrible screenplay, inept direction, oppressive musical score and muddy visual palette.

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