Day of the Falcon
Day of the Falcon (2013)

Starring Antonio Banderas (Desperado), Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Tahar Rahim (The Eagle), Day of the Falcon is a soaring epic of honor, greed, betrayal and love from award-winning director… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 25, 2013
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51%



Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andy Webster
New York Times

A far, far cry from "Lawrence of Arabia," but it has its diversions.

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Diego Costa
Slant Magazine

There's an enormous amount of perverse pleasure to be had here for those who get off on the annihilation of nuance.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Post

At 130 minutes, Black Gold does outstay its welcome with too many confused or aborted storylines.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

A movie that's fascinating in many respects, but doesn't really work as the lavish entertainment intended.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Pedestrian storytelling and clunky dialogue leaves this would-be epic drama about a power struggle between feuding kingdoms in soon-to-be-oil-rich 1920s Arabia bogged down in the sand

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

'Is there a greater curse than to be a poor king?' Nesib asks sadly early on. Yes: letting a potentially great story slide away into mediocrity.

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

This ambitious desert epic may be a bit slow and confusing at the beginning, but I found the exciting second half of the movie worth waiting for.

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Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire

While a plot contrivance late in the day ensures that an opportunity for a climactic battle sequence is not wasted, the film is not really an action epic, but a sweeping story about belief sets in the Arab world.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

It's a tepid, timid affair, sexually, dramatically and politically.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Not great, not horrible. I can't say it is a must see, but it will entertain. Those that gave the rave reviews must really love "the boy that becomes… More
Byron Brubaker
There's a title card near the beginning that states the story takes place in the early 20th century. Since it is no more specific than that, it is… More
Jeffrey Meyers
Day of the Falcon is one of the stranger period pieces in the past few years. It's a movie that is bad, interesting, dull, exciting, smart, and dumb.… More