The Musketeer
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Director Peter Hyams brings the modern choreography talents of famed Hong Kong fight sequence designer Xin Xin Xiong to this action adventure that departs widely from its classic novel source material, focusing exclusively on the D'Artagnan character and either excising other characters completely or relegating them to minor supporting roles. Justin Chambers stars as D'Artagnan, a country-bred lad whose skill with a sword has led to aspirations of becoming a Musketeer, one of the French king's elite guard. Upon arriving in Paris, however, he finds that the Musketeers have been… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For the third time in less than a decade, Alexandre Dumas is turning over in his grave."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Handsome but ho-hum action flick."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Save your dough for this one..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The Musketeer is an ambitious failure."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Did I mention there are fight sequences? They are by far the best part of this movie, but even they disappoint."
‑ Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies
"A stale Euro-pudding."
‑ Amy Taubin, Village Voice
"The images are pretty, and Gene Quintano's screenplay gets everybody from point A to point B, though with no discernible knack for wit or subtlety."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Errol Flynn can rest easy in his grave."
‑ Tom Grealis, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"The swordplay, which is what makes the older Musketeer-type movies fun, is mostly fast and blurry here, and actually not entertaining."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Without a doubt the worst adaptation of the popular Alexandre Dumas musketeer story that has ever been made."
‑ Jamie Gillies, Apollo Guide
"The results are mind-numbingly moronic."
‑ Paul Clinton (,
"If you're going to do it, you've got to go all the way, and not stint on the action, the acting or the production values."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Hyams is hoping that the newfangled wall-climbing swordplay will compensate for the inexperience of the young and relatively unknown cast members populating most of the central roles. It doesn't."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"Alexandre Dumas would be rolling around in his grave if this movie were lively enough to wake him up."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
""The Musketeer" is an unfortunate attempt to graft the lyrical artistry of a "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" onto an old-fashioned swashbuckler with disappointing results."
‑ Ted Murphy,
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