The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

Swashbuckling adventure adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel starring Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil), Matthew Macfadyen (Robin Hood), Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds).

Follows hot-headed young D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman, Percy Jackson) who is taken under the wing of France's legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers - Porthos (Ray Stevenson, Punisher: War Zone), Athos (Macfayden) and Aramis (Luke Evans, Clash of the Titans). The four are bought together to defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.

Dumas' 1844 novel of chivalry and camaraderie has long inspired filmmakers (there have been over 20 screen adaptations). This version from director Paul W.S. Anderson, shot in Germany, has a steampunk influence with airships, machine guns and flame throwers mixed with 18th century sword-play.

2011110 minsUSA
ActionAdaptationAdventureRomance
Director:
Paul W.S. Anderson ('Mortal Kombat', 'Soldier', 'Resident Evil', 'AVP: Alien vs. Predator')
Writer:
Alex LitvakAndrew Davies
Cast:
Milla JovovichMatthew MacfadyenOrlando BloomChristoph WaltzLogan LermanRay Stevenson
35%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A very 2011 take on Alexandre Dumas' classic that feels weirdly dated already. Although adequately entertaining thanks to lavish production values and game supporting perfs, this anodyne adaptation lacks a killer hook that would help it cross over to a demographic beyond action buffs and fanboys.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

All for one maybe, but one for all? Not quite. Although starry, lavish and superficially spectacular, this version of the perennial old favourite isn’t likely to endure.

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

3D swashbuckler wields a disappointingly blunt sword.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Stupid, with three o's. But also fun, never boring, and never insulting (to anyone other than Dumas) - unlike certain of the summer's A-pics…

3.0
0

To put it bluntly, there's very little here which will appease lovers of the novel or the action/adventure genre. Poor special effects only add to the mediocre performances from many of the leading roles. Whilst it is easy to watch without thinking, there wasn't one moment where I genuinely cared for young D'Artagnan. I can see why this would have seemed...

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A very 2011 take on Alexandre Dumas' classic that feels weirdly dated already. Although adequately entertaining thanks to lavish production values and game supporting perfs, this anodyne adaptation lacks a killer hook that would help it cross over to a demographic beyond action buffs and fanboys.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

All for one maybe, but one for all? Not quite. Although starry, lavish and superficially spectacular, this version of the perennial old favourite isn’t likely to endure.

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

3D swashbuckler wields a disappointingly blunt sword.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Stupid, with three o's. But also fun, never boring, and never insulting (to anyone other than Dumas) - unlike certain of the summer's A-pics…

3.0
0

To put it bluntly, there's very little here which will appease lovers of the novel or the action/adventure genre. Poor special effects only add to the mediocre performances from many of the leading roles. Whilst it is easy to watch without thinking, there wasn't one moment where I genuinely cared for young D'Artagnan. I can see why this would have...

1.0
0