The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2014)

Ancient mysteries. Powerful evil. And a fearless hero's quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic... In THE ADVENTURER: THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX, seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 10, 2014
DVD Release Date: February 11, 2014
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times

There simply isn't a whole lot of excitement being generated in this lackluster family adventure, though it tries oh so very hard.

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

As a Part One it effectively disseminates exposition with enough adventure to keep our attention on these characters coming into their own.

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Solid Victorian adventure is too dark for younger kids.

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Glenn Kenny

Meh and double meh on this movie.

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Paul M. Bradshaw
Total Film

Michael Sheen, Lena Heady and Sam Neill are among the big names expecting a franchise, but they'll be lucky to get a mid-morning TV slot, let alone a sequel.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Unsophisticated and cartoonish, but well-cast and kid-friendly in an old-fashioned way.

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Dennis Harvey

The quest for the Midas Box never seems like more than a poor man's plot-engine substitute for Tolkien's One Ring.

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Todd Jorgenson

The visually stylish film feels like a combination of elements from other fantasy adventures, yet turns out more muddled and convoluted than suspenseful.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box could somewhat aptly be described as National Treasure in Victorian England. That is to say, it has that distinct feeling of being a tenth-generation ripoff of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
The quest for the midas box, Well it just leaves you making your owb quest in order to make this dull movie watchable , Fantastic British cast, Sam Neill looks… More
Noah Nemeroff
'The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box' (2014) fails to absorb enough tension to work on a dramatic level, with lazy writing and cheap visuals.… More