Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / War

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 11%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 45%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 59188


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November 27, 2011 at 07:47 PM



Marton Csokas as Sir William De Kere / William Decker
Gerard Butler as Andre Marek
Ethan Embry as Josh Stern
Paul Walker as Chris Johnston
651.40 MB
English 2.0
25.000 fps
1 hr 56 min
P/S 4 / 24

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ma-cortes 5 / 10

Archaeological group goes to Middle Age where takes place several adventures

An archaeological outfit formed by young students (Paul Walker, Frances O'Connor , Gerard Butler and others) using a time machine go back to ¨100 years war¨ where starring's father (Billy Connolly) before had gone and lost .

The protagonist group will have to confront deal of dangers and adventures and will fight between English and French army . As a group of medieval re-enactors were used for soldiers in battle sequences . The crew of the movie visited various European castles from around that period , the late 1300s , to make the castles and towns look as realistic as possible.

The runtime film is adjusted about hundred minutes and for that reason isn't boring , neither tiring . The movie blends action , historical events , suspense , medieval battles and is enough amusing . The picture didn't fail at the box office but wasn't a real success either . From the start until the ending the action and the fast-moving is continued but there is a wrong pace . The picture is partially based on historical events ; however , the battle of Castlegard is not an actual historical deed . Very good cast such as Gerard Butler , though Pierce Brosnan turned down the role of Andre Marek ; in addition , Paul Walker , David Tweliss , Anna Friel and a beautiful Frances O'Connor .

Brian Tyler's musical score is outstanding and nice cinematography by expert cameraman Caleb Deschanel . Direction by Richard Donner is average , in spite of a lot of good films he has directed . The picture will appeal historical period buffs and battles lovers . Rating 5,5 /10 , mediocre .

Reviewed by shanfloyd 5 / 10

Another great story wasted.

Sorry, the book had so much potential to be turned into an awesome film. But this low-budget crap with pathetic screenplay, well, kinda dishonored Crichton. All the book-to-film changes (Yes, all!) slowly destroyed the film. Paul walker looks fine like Chris but he cannot act; and Frances O'Connor is a fine actress but the role of Kate isn't for her. Gerard Butler on the other hand might be one good thing in the whole film. The multiverse-travel scene is a total disaster. The character development of the lead people, and also Doniger, is left behind which took away much taste from the story.

Reading the book is more recommended.

Reviewed by briceturnbull 9 / 10

WOW! That was a trip!

I really, really enjoyed this film! I hadn't heard of it before, and am blown away! It is an experience! It is really impactful and captivating! If you like history, grand stories brought to life, and going on a surprise journey - watch it! Wow :)

If you want a Star Wars moment (celebrity characters and glitzy cgi fakery) I suggest you pass.

One of the many things I am excited about is how the main characters soon find themselves taken from the slow, calm world of archaeology to the real living (smelly, scary, confusing) world they have only been imaging and (the most impressive part for me) they discover they are no longer the main characters! Great story - great acting - great pace - you really have to pay attention to keep up. I watched it on video on a movie size screen, and I stopped it three or four times to digest what had happened at several points. I love how so many people keep emerging, and they all seem to be individuals - no cartoon, decorative, or simpleton ghosts, they each have their own foibles and motivations, and they are all swept up in this whirlwind that is bigger than they are.

Whew! I am stunned at how the leading actors are part of the story, and not just given screen time to show their faces - the story really moves with little regard for them while they try to catch up! They all show why they are career pros, and elevate the production.

I like this movie because I like history and I think it gives the feeling most people would really have if ever this happened. This way it emotionally took me on the journey with them. Sometimes you have a role to play, sometimes you shut up and run like heck, and sometimes you watch what is happening and try to collect your wits.


I don't like violence, and had I known this film had the violence I probably would have skipped it, but it was treated with enough emotional weight and honesty that I just held on and hoped for the best for everyone. It isn't gory, and unlike many movies, even the 'bad guys' were given the respect to be shown as human, which I feel lifts the entire experience from Hollywood flash to a work worth the effort and trust of all the cast and crew.


I've read reviews on imdb for maybe 6 or 8 years, and registered now, specifically to leave a review for this great film. I have only read a few other reviews, and it seems some people had expectations that were disappointed. I had no expectations, except I read a few of the actor's names and a one sentence summary, and I would say this movie impressed me most of things I've seen in two years - since I saw Arrival in the theater.

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