Conan the Barbarian
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A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan (Jason Momoa) realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil. -- (C) Lionsgate

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rent the original instead."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Does it satisfy, this tale? In its own modest way, it does."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"In some ways, I even liked it better than the original because it didn't take itself so deathly seriously."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Conan the Barbarian is a hollow beat 'em up with shallow characters and, worst of all, below average action."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"It would be barbaric to say this is the worst movie of the year. That certainly isn't the case. 'Conan the Barbarian' is, however, a second-rate remake, no more and no less. It's a far cry from the 1980s Arnold Schwarzenegger film."
‑ Linda Cook, KWQC-TV (Iowa)
"The 2011 version of Conan the Barbarian looks cheap and feels rushed. The few good elements are dwarfed by a generic, nonsensical plot and shoddy storytelling."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It ain't a pretty sight -- in fact, it's downright barbaric."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Conan the Barbarian is shocking not merely for its blood and guts violence but for how surprisingly gripping and compelling it is, even muddy in 3D."
‑ Sean Kernan, We Got This Covered
"The film lacks any magic, and indeed any of the spirit that grabbed a cult audience for the original: the direction lacks any kind of showmanship, and the script is a dilluted version of what it undoubtedly could have been."
‑ Simon Gallagher, What Culture
"Conan the Barbarian isn't offensively bad, just mediocre and forgettable in nearly every way imaginable."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Shoddy acting, no real plot, and silly dialogue? You betcha!"
‑ Laremy Legel,
"It's just another ham-handed adventure flick in eye-deadening, wallet-draining 3-D."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Missing the myth, the sorcery and the humor of the original big screen "Conan.""
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"There is fun to be had here-not as much as there could be, but it kept me entertained, faults and all."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"We kinda missed the orgies . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
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