Red Sonja
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Brigitte Nielsen appears as warrior woman Sonja, who unites with a couple of other gladiator types (including Arnold Schwarzenegger) to overthrow the evil queen Gedren (Sandahl Bergman) and avenge the deaths of Sonja's family. This story descends from the writings of Robert E. Howard (author of Conan). ~ Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The dialogue passages don't exactly play like Noel Coward, but this is a movie that succeeds rousingly well on its own humble, Saturday-night terms."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Mr. Fleischer brings absolutely no playfulness to what might, at least, have been enjoyably light. And he brings out the worst in a cast that was ill-chosen to begin with."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"It's a truly horrible concoction, filled with stiff, overly serious dialogue, wretched performances, bad lighting and a lazy score by the otherwise great Ennio Morricone."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Hilariously awful"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"Arnold's last barbarian role -- worth it for that if nothing else."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Red Sonja returns to those olden days when women were women and the menfolk stood around with funny hats on until called forth to be whacked at."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The film is at least as good as Conan the Destroyer. Which is faint praise, indeed."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Unwatchably bad sword-and-sorcery nonsense."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"No, he's NOT Conan this time!"
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
"The scene where Nielsen stands at the molten river border of the 'land of eternal night' looks particularly good."
‑ Almar Haflidason,
"Worst of all, there's a charmless brat prince for Sonja to take under her wing."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Sure, there are a few funny moments here and there with several obviously intended jokes, but director Richard Fleischer never milks the elements of self-parody for what they're worth."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"...pure silliness, but not silly enough to qualify as amusing. Face it; it's just dull."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Horrible spawn of the mediocre Conan the Barbarian."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Incredibly stupid"
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
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