The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower (2017)

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King's The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world's most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 4, 2017
DVD Release Date: October 31, 2017
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Go then, there are other Stephen King adaptations than these.

Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

[Idris] Elba alone can't make The Dark Tower worth watching. But he can make the case, yet again, that he deserves better material than this.

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Brian Lowry

The Dark Tower avoids the lowest rungs of that ladder. Taken on its terms it's hardly a disaster, delivering moments of fun on a basic level.

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Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip

Shot for approximately seven dollars, The Dark Tower is a muddy, unattractive picture with terribly choreographed and filmed action.

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April Wolfe
L.A. Weekly

Outside of its actors, the film is unremarkable. Action sequences seem as though they were hurried, that is, when you can actually see them - Did the lighting team blow a fuse?

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Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

Inconsistent, incoherent and often cheesy.

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Eric D. Snider

A bland, benign mediocrity that's probably significantly worse if you've read the Stephen King novels it's based on.

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Sam Adams

It gets where it's going fast enough, but you don't feel like you've traveled anywhere at all.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

[The Dark Tower] resembles nothing so much as a mashup of The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix reimagined for the young adult crowd.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

Not so much a stinker of a movie as a bafflingly incomplete one, The Dark Tower has presumably been inflicted with so many cuts it's like watching a 95-minute trailer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
In an apocalyptic reality, a sorcerer desires to destroy the world so that he can take over everything, yada, yada, yada. The actors do their job in this that… More
KJ Proulx
Not having read the books that this film is based on, I went into The Dark Tower with the hopes of having a good time at the movies, with a property that felt… More
Film Crazy
An appealing attempt at a movie. nothing works. it feels stilted and just super unbelievable characters!
Brendan Nicholls
I found this film to be a complete train wreck, the concept needed more depth and explanation. The biggest issues are the direction and clear studio… More
Nate Zoebl
I have never read any of Stephen King's popular fantasy series, The Dark Tower, so I walked into the long-awaited film adaptation with no investment. I… More
Luke Eberhardt
I've been waiting years for an adaptation based on Stephen King's magnum opus series to be made and while I'm glad this has finally and actually… More