Solomon Kane
Solomon Kane (2012)

Captain Solomon Kane is a brutally efficient 16th Century killing machine. Armed with his signature pistols, cutlass and rapier, he and his men unleash their bloodlust as they fight for England in war after war on all continents. As the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 28, 2012
DVD Release Date: July 16, 2013
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Solomon Kane's formulaic and bleak narrative is overcome by an entertaining, straightforward adherence to its genre, exciting gore, and a gratifying lead performance by James Purefoy.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Few characters have much to do but grunt and scream and bleed.

Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

Who knew there were skinhead and zombie equivalents in late-Elizabethan England?

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Mark Zhuravsky
The Playlist

It's not everyone's cup of bloody tea, but an unapologetic genre treat for those willing to dive in.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Been there, done that.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

It's hardly original (and Max von Sydow is wasted in brief scenes as Kane's father), but "Solomon Kane" is worthy of big-screen appreciation.

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Brent Simon

Formulaic, but it settles down into a fine if square-jawed groove, delivering rousing adventure of a sort which should generally please fans of throwback, morally black-and-white entertainment.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

"Solomon Kane" succeeds by embracing its identity as a straightforward genre exercise, complete with bone-crunching and blood-spurting action. By not aiming for more, it hits its target.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Mr. Basset is too enamored of the usual action film clichés ... But he has a graphic visual style that suits the simplistic material and he keeps you watching even as the wet, sucking sounds of skewered flesh grows tedious.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Director Michael J. Bassett seems to know how to correctly handle the material, giving it a lightness of touch but also enough bloody and shocking spectacle to stir up viewers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
It started out with some promise, with decent performance by Peter Postlethwaite (I hope for posterity, this wasn't his last film!), but it devolved into… More
David Ladd
Solomon Kane is a literary creation from the legendary Robert E. Howard (1906-1936), who was also the creator of Conan the Barbarian and the father of modern… More
Jens S.
Decent mystery adventure film based on old pulp novels that lives off its really great locations and set pieces that look and feel real, making for a great… More
A.D. Villarreal
I stumbled across this film after I heard the news of Pete Postlethwaite's passing and decided to check it out since I had already read several of Robert… More
xGary Xx
A murderous pirate renounces his evil ways in the hope of saving his soul from damnation but is drawn back to his violent ways when an evil sorcerer's army… More
Dean McKenna
The title character who dressed like Van Helsing, fought like Conan, and battled evil as though his soul depended on it (which it did). James Purefoy cuts a… More