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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Nothing anchors the lighter-than-air story as it drifts away under the direction of Stephen Norrington ("Blade") into an FX stratosphere where wit, character and vigorous storytelling cease to matter.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    The murkiest-looking movie since Ben Affleck's “Daredevil” and about as lacking in charm.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The movie is based on a 1999 series of comic books by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, but the original tone of deadpan historical audacity has been replaced by a kind of wax-museum literalness.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    In a summer of high-octane action and testosterone-boosted thrills, this movie is out of its league.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    Succeeds the same way the original comic books did: by making the conflicts and dilemmas basic enough for a five-year-old, while giving the heroes and villains glamorous outfits and layers of complexity, to thicken the broth.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Enough deaths here for a more restrictive rating.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie contains strong violence, a great deal of peril, and deaths enough for a more restrictive rating. Nameless characters are killed in every manner of way, from the traditional (flame-throwers, guns and explosions) to the supernatural, including the unwanted attentions of a vampire. There are some sexual references as well as sexuality between characters.

  • Families can talk about the strengths and weaknesses of each of these very different characters.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: All the characters have special abilities and must work together to solve a problem, strong female and South Asian characters.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Peril and violence, many on-screen deaths (including those of primary characters). Peril.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references and innuendo.

  • language false3

    Language: Strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Social drinking and addiction to a body/mind-altering chemical concoction in the case of Dr. Jekyll.