Alatriste (2006)

Set during the 16th century war in Flanders, the tale of a rogue mercenary and his adventures.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 22, 2006
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Jonathan Holland

Its visual flair and some good perfs by well-known contempo Spanish actors cannot redeem an over-episodic, over-busy script with little dramatic undertow.

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Emanuel Levy

In this adaptation of the popular Spanish novels, there's political intrigue, unrequited love, and epic battle scenes but the sheer quantity of events can't distract from the film's lack of quality moments and depth; U.S. theatrical prospects are iffy

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

The Arturo Perez-Reverte novels come to vivid life in this beautifully shot, if unevenly paced epic.

Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Jens S.
Viggo Mortensen is of course the perfect choice for the battle-hardened Captain who has to fight fellow musketeers and court intrigues. The action is much like… More
The Shrewlord
This Spanish period piece is beautifully shot, well cast and well acted. The sword play is possibly the most realistic ever to be seen on film emphasising the… More