Ironclad (2011)

A ragtag group of Knights Templar hold out for months against the hard-fought siege of Rochester Castle in the thirteenth Century. Set in the time of King John's signing of the Magna Carta treaty, the group struggles against the King to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 8, 2011
DVD Release Date: July 26, 2011
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Tom Long
Detroit News

Ironclad is as weighed-down as it sounds.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

As a critic who complains about painless and brainless action movies, I hoist a glass of mead to the men and maidens of "Ironclad."

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R. L. Shaffer

Terrific action spectacle and a great tattered and beaten performance from Paul Giamatti, but the film is largely lifeless and dull.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This English sword-battle drama is a mess. But there's a violent simplicity and a lack of pretentiousness that's refreshing.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

The loud, closely photographed limb-hacking becomes as monotonous as the movie's unrelentingly gray palette.

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Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine

Most of the movie is so bland and has such a lack of passion for characters or story that it makes you wonder why anyone cared enough to make it.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The problem is that the movie is only swords and stage blood. The suits of armor are all empty.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A gore-filled guilty pleasure...

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

James Purefoy's Marshal is still bound by his Templar oaths, but will he be able to preserve his vow of chastity when Kate Mara's lady of the castle starts fondling his great big Templar sword?

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
20 guys in a castle in England try to hold off the rampaging hordes of Danish mercenaries (let's stop and simply enjoy the pairing of those two words.… More
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jay nixon
Too dark, too bloody, too long.
xGary Xx
A former Knight Templar and a band of rebel soldiers defend a strategically vital castle against the mercenary forces of the cruel and ruthless King John.… More
Phil Hubbs
Based around the real events of 1215 when powerful Barons of England grew tired of their King and came together to rebel against his rule. This film tells the… More
Luke Baldock
America have their cowboys. Japan has their ninjas. So why doesn't England exploit their Knights? Perhaps so much of medieval style found its way into… More