The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
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Based on the comic book miniseries by Alan Moore, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen takes place in an alternate universe where the characters of several literary classics exist in reality. As if that weren't enough, they've been assembled together in 1900 by Queen Victoria as a team of evil-fighting heroes. Among them are Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery) from H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines; Mina Harker (Peta Wilson) from Bram Stoker's Dracula; Tom Sawyer (Shane West) from several works by Mark Twain; Dorian Gray (Stuart Townsend) from Oscar Wilde's The… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A stiff."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Even if, per Wilde, all art is quite useless, it need not be quite as useless as this."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"Enough deaths here for a more restrictive rating."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"This grouping of extraordinary egos brushes against the personality flaws and clashes that initially make the film intriguing, but then the film slips into a special-effects extravaganza with a monstrous, rampaging Mr. Hyde headlining."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"No matter how troubled the shoot was, the movie was shanghaied from the off, courtesy of Hollywood's dependence on market-defined 'success'."
‑ Danny Graydon, Empire Magazine
"... the effects and sets are marvellously fantastical and there are one or two neat comical allusions to the heroes' literary roots. But where's the excitement, the thrills, the tension, the style?"
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"This film is odd, loud, unintentionally funny and quite awful."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A guilty pleasure from top to bottom"
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Easily one of the worst films I've ever seen."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"The problem with The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is the filmmakers tried to give everyone a main storyline and ended up diluting everything."
‑ Kevin Carr, Film Threat
"Despite Sean Connery and some impressive 19th century gloom, this big-screen translation of Alan Moore's culty comic-book series falls to earth with an incoherent splat."
‑ Charles Taylor,
"This isn't a blend of modern and classic so much as a collision."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Without a strong, juicy villain -- one that we love to hate -- the film lacks an important ingredient."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"So little of real consequence is at stake that you'll have plenty of time to notice how the names on not one but two tombstones are misspelled."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"This one isn't for everyone, but it's still good in my book."
‑ Jason Zingale,
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