Conan the Barbarian
Conan the Barbarian (2011)

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan (Jason Momoa) realizes he is the only hope of saving the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 19, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 22, 2011
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While its relentless, gory violence is more faithful to the Robert E. Howard books, Conan the Barbarian forsakes three-dimensional characters, dialogue, and acting in favor of unnecessary 3D effects.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Rent the original instead.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Does it satisfy, this tale? In its own modest way, it does.

Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

Momoa doesn't have Arnold's 7-time-Mr.-Olympia-winning muscles, but they're still impressive. Plus he can sort of act. Arnold could sort of act too, but Jason can sort of act better.

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James Berardinelli

The 2011 version of Conan the Barbarian looks cheap and feels rushed. The few good elements are dwarfed by a generic, nonsensical plot and shoddy storytelling.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

It ain't a pretty sight -- in fact, it's downright barbaric.

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Molly Laich
Missoula Independent

If I made it sound entertaining, I didn't mean to. It's not "so bad it's good," it's just really, really bad.

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Laremy Legel

Shoddy acting, no real plot, and silly dialogue? You betcha!

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

It's just another ham-handed adventure flick in eye-deadening, wallet-draining 3-D.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

In some ways, I even liked it better than the original because it didn't take itself so deathly seriously.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Hey, its Conan. If you were looking for the Ten Commandments, look elsewhere. And you get what you pay for here.
Jens S.
Pointless remake of Schwarzenegger's classic that neither has the protagonist's charisma, outstanding soundtrack or feral atmosphere of the original.… More
Phil Hubbs
What happened here?! I was really looking forward to seeing this as I do have love for these sword n sorcery fantasy adventure flicks of old and had high hopes… More
Emily Armstrong
I really do like Jason Momoa, but I have trouble pinning down exactly why I didn't like this movie. Maybe I found the plot a little bit too crazy to make… More
Alex roy
Marcus Nispel seems to be the go to guy when it comes to remaking films. He already has the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th under his… More
Cynthia S.
Ever since I saw this guy on Game of Thrones, I have to say that I am smitten. He is hot! So, I'm not sure if my opinion of this movie was swayed by that,… More