Solomon Kane
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Captain Solomon Kane is a brutally efficient 16th Century killing machine. Armed with his signature pistols, cutlass and rapier, he and his men unleash their bloodlust as they fight for England in war after war on all continents. As the story opens, Kane and his band of pillagers are carving a bloody path through hordes of defenders in an exotic city in northern Africa. But, when Kane decides to attack a mysterious nearby castle to plunder its rumored riches, his mission takes a fateful turn. One by one, Kane's men are picked off by demonic creatures until he alone is left to face the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

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"Few characters have much to do but grunt and scream and bleed."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Who knew there were skinhead and zombie equivalents in late-Elizabethan England?"
‑ Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"It's not everyone's cup of bloody tea, but an unapologetic genre treat for those willing to dive in."
‑ Mark Zhuravsky, The Playlist
"Writer/director Michael J. Bassett stages the carnage under so much rain-soaked filth, you can almost smell the stench. It's a good stench."
‑ Brett Michel, Boston Phoenix
"If some of the special effects aren't so special and the theology is bit foggy, director Bassett knows that there is almost nothing more inherently scary than a dark forest and leading man Purefoy brings conviction to Kane."
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
"Been there, done that."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"It's hardly original (and Max von Sydow is wasted in brief scenes as Kane's father), but "Solomon Kane" is worthy of big-screen appreciation."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Formulaic, but it settles down into a fine if square-jawed groove, delivering rousing adventure of a sort which should generally please fans of throwback, morally black-and-white entertainment."
‑ Brent Simon,
"Uneven and far less deep that it believes itself to be, Solomon Kane is nevertheless a solid B-movie diversion that excels when sticking to its pulpy, action-fantasy roots."
‑ Simon Brookfield, We Got This Covered
"Bassett gives us plenty of reasons to respect his tale, then refuses to break that contract with cheap tricks or shoddy delivery."
‑ Rob Vaux,
""Solomon Kane" succeeds by embracing its identity as a straightforward genre exercise, complete with bone-crunching and blood-spurting action. By not aiming for more, it hits its target."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Mr. Basset is too enamored of the usual action film clichés ... But he has a graphic visual style that suits the simplistic material and he keeps you watching even as the wet, sucking sounds of skewered flesh grows tedious."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"Director Michael J. Bassett seems to know how to correctly handle the material, giving it a lightness of touch but also enough bloody and shocking spectacle to stir up viewers."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"The script by director Michael J. Bassett wallows in formula and takes itself too seriously."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"The fight choreography has a gracefulness bordering on elegance, and so it's a shame that these standalone thrills aren't better integrated into the film as a fully formed narrative whole."
‑ Calum Marsh, Slant Magazine
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