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: 16% 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
CNN.com

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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Chris Evangelista
CutPrintFilm

The Dark Tower shows some meager promise, but as the first in a proposed series it leaves much to be desired.

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April Wolfe
Village Voice

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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Jonathan Sánchez
Butaca Ancha

... an entertaining film that manages to adapt well something that simply seemed unadaptable to the cinema. [Full review in Spanish]

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Sam Adams
Slate

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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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

The idea that only the mind of a child could destroy this Tower is a fascinating one, at least until the writing on the screen fades and the actual movie begins

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% 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!
Gimly M.
My hard & fast rule of "Never pay ticket price for anything with Matthew McConaughey in a leading role" has served me well once more, because… 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
Peter Bond
22/12/2017 - First things first: The Dark Tower is not really a terrible movie. But the refusal of makers to follow the books faithfully and severely dumb-down… More