The Musketeer
The Musketeer (2001)

Director Peter Hyams brings the modern choreography talents of famed Hong Kong fight sequence designer Xin Xin Xiong to this action adventure that departs widely from its classic novel source material, focusing exclusively on the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 7, 2001
DVD Release Date: February 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Hong Kong inspired action sequences take center stage in this latest Three Musketeers adaptation. Unfortunately, the oversimplification of the story and an uncharismatic lead character leave the movie flat.

James Berardinelli

For the third time in less than a decade, Alexandre Dumas is turning over in his grave.

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Joe Leydon

Handsome but ho-hum action flick.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Save your dough for this one...

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Amy Taubin
Village Voice

A stale Euro-pudding.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

The images are pretty, and Gene Quintano's screenplay gets everybody from point A to point B, though with no discernible knack for wit or subtlety.

Tom Grealis
RTÉ (Ireland)

Errol Flynn can rest easy in his grave.

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Paul Clinton (

The results are mind-numbingly moronic.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

If you're going to do it, you've got to go all the way, and not stint on the action, the acting or the production values.

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John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Hyams is hoping that the newfangled wall-climbing swordplay will compensate for the inexperience of the young and relatively unknown cast members populating most of the central roles. It doesn't.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Emily Armstrong
I love anachronism! If you've ever watched The Man In The Iron Mask and found yourself wishing there were more gravity-defying, Matrixy fight sequences,… More
Luke Baldock
At first The Musketeer may sound interesting to you, a retelling of the classic tale with a martial arts influence incorporated into the sword fights. Then you… More
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Jason Spencer
No. Not a good movie. And I usually like all the musketeer movies. This one was trying to be crouching tiger and didn't care if the story was at all… More
jay nixon
Silly muddled version of the classic tale. Poorly acted by everyone but Tim Roth and Catherine Deneuve and she is given very little to do. Ponderous direction… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Another proof that hollywood just can't do Hong Kong action well, even with help from people of that industry.