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      In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

      PG-13 Released Jan 11, 2008 2h 4m Adventure Action Fantasy List
      4% Tomatometer 51 Reviews 22% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings As war looms in an idyllic kingdom, a man named Farmer (Jason Statham) begins a heroic quest to find his kidnapped wife (Claire Forlani) and avenge their son, who was murdered by horrible warriors called Krugs. Meanwhile, villainous Gallian (Ray Liotta) sends his evil army to overthrow the rightful king (Burt Reynolds) and steal the throne. Read More Read Less

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      Featuring mostly wooden performances, laughable dialogue, and shoddy production values, In the Name of the King fulfills all expectations of an Uwe Boll film.

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      Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle It's as if someone had thrown a whole lot of money at Ed Wood and let him go wild, minus the angora. Apr 16, 2019 Full Review Hank Sartin Time Out Don't go for the campy laughs; there are none. Rated: 1/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Nick Schager Slant Magazine Only Uwe Boll would assume that the moviegoing public craved a trashy Lord of the Rings rip-off starring Burt Reynolds and Matthew Lillard, and only he could then manage to make such a potentially riotous endeavor so humorless. Rated: .5/4 Jan 20, 2008 Full Review Beatriz Maldivia Espinof I would never recommend this film to anyone who was going to take it seriously. [Full Review in Spanish] Apr 16, 2019 Full Review Sebastian Zavala Kahn Más Gamers A fantasy class-D story starring talented actors at their worst moment. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 2/4 May 8, 2017 Full Review JoBlo JoBlo's Movie Network Don't waste your time. Apr 15, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve B If you do not have expectations, it is a passable movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/24/23 Full Review Simon Man nehme Kostüme hergestellt von unmotivierten 3- Klässlern einer Werkeln AG, Dialoge und Drehbuch aus der Hand eines autistischen Roboters, der alle Fantasyklischees in einem Machwerk vereinen wollte und fertig ist das Rezept für einen Film für den man eine Negativ Bewertungsskala erfinden sollte. -5 von 5 definitiv nicht von Playmobil-Rittern geklauten Schwertern Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/30/23 Full Review Elvis D Uwe Boll se ha ganado una muy mala reputación por tomar nombres de videojuegos y adaptarlos a su modo, pero curiosamente se las ha arreglado para hacer películas lo suficientemente peculiares para ser llamativas. In The Name Of The King es todo un caso, ya que a pesar de la reputación del director, me atrevo a decir que esta película si es buena y es lo más decente que Boll ha hecho. Es una historia medieval simple, pero bastante aceptable. Jason Statham es la cara de la película y es lo que la mantiene en movimiento. En realidad el elenco no es para nada malo. Ray Liotta hace de un villano bastante cliché, pero sutil. Las escenas de acción, la producción y los efectos especiales también son bastante buenos. Al menos Boll sí supo hacer algo bien con el gran presupuesto invertido en esta película. Lo que si, con algunos ajustes y con más inclusión de criaturas fantásticas, esta hubiese sido una excelente aventura épica. La fidelidad al videojuego original es algo que no tomaré en cuenta, ya que se trata de un videojuego que desconozco por completo. La realidad es que In The Name Of The King no es una mala película y al tratarse de una película que tiene a Jason Statham, claramente merece algo de reconocimiento. Mi calificación final para esta película es un 8/10. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/06/23 Full Review James This movie is atrocious. Uwe Boll lives up to his infamous reputation of being a worse movie director than the average movie goer. At first the writing seems bad, but if you look carefully, the writing is undermined by bad directing and bad editing. It is impossible to describe this without seeing it unfold on screen. Long story short, this movie is absolutely AMAZING when the fight scene director takes over, and even worth the watch just for the fight choreography. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/29/23 Full Review Michael L this was more a comedy on just how cliche all the lines and actors were. if anything, this movie proves a good story line and directing , editing , etc is more important than the actors by a zillion. so many so called "big named actors" and this movie still was horrendous. so much so i had to stop watching only a little bit into it.. and then you see these award shows lol.. like why do actors get awards? everyone should watch this to prove its not actors but content that makes a movie great. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 09/18/22 Full Review Parker D Wow what a heaping pile of manure that rips of the lord of the rings trilogy but without the charm, grace, vision, heart, soul, artistry, and courage that made the Peter Jackson films a masterclass in moviemaking and a milestone in cinema arts and please I don't want to hear those who would obviously say this isn't a great movie or a masterpiece or a fantasy film that isn't as good as LOTR or meant to be aware worthy but enjoyable and entertaining or it's an entertainment veichle or it's a popcorn movie, or it's a popcorn movie deluxe or even a film that's soo bad it's enjoyable it's a fantasy film that's soo bad it is a crime against the form of art that is the film industry and cinema anyone who says all that stuff of it being not a great movie or masterpiece like lord of the rings but just that it's an entertainment veichle, made for entertainment movie, or a popcorn deluxe is grossly underestimated how much of a talentless, worthless, incompetent and unskilled director uwe boll is honestly if he was next to me I would tell him him your lord of the rings rip off is terrible , it's unwatchable, it's awful it's horrible it's the worst and one of the worst movies in the world and even perhaps the worst movie of all time you German hack it's not a popcorn movie deluxe, it's not popcorn cinema and it's surely not an entertainment veichle or even an empty entertainment where you watch enjoy and afterwards then forget about it entirely it's just bad in a way like it's an abomination wich it is the story of farmer ( played by Jason statham who is a great action star shows none of his skills here as a great martial artist actor ) tries to save his wife and on the way encounters more stuff to do and meanwhile a nephew ( played by the laughably bad acting Mathew lillard) of the king ( badly played and portrayed by Burt Reynolds ) wants to poison him to become king and it's all truly painful to watch I had a bad time watching this heaping mound of dog 💩 from bad acting, cringe worthy dialogue and tiresome, exhausting, mind numbing, uninteresting, unconvincing, masturbating, dull, tedious, lame, boring, and badly edited, badly choreographed and forgettable action scenes from the first attack to the middle forest fight, to the ending battle that rips off the night battle in helms deep in lord of the rings 2 laughably ugly, unconvincing badly costume designed ripper monsters called the krug, shoddy production designs, visual looks and landscapes, I was soo bored out of my skull about the performances and I was thinking wich were the worst Claire forlani is a lame and dull love interest to statham who she has zero chemistry with resulting I was rooting them to break up or have the wife die and be killed by the krug their son even looks like manure like it's played by a fake dummy and i didn't Care after he was killed and I was even happy because his lines were atrocious and there is even a scene were the wife hears about her sons dead then cries and it sounds extremely cringe worthy and unpleasant here dressings and wardrobe looked like dog💩 leelee Sobieski does an awful job portraying some random Girl wanting to fight wich she doesn't do at all she is portrayed as a coward, Burt Reynolds gives the worst depiction of a king ever doing a poor man's king theoden wich was the best portrayal of a king and had a brave act and sacrifice were at the end I felt sad when he died but here I didn't care at alll when Burt Reynolds, king konreid dies everytime he speaks I litterely cringed it's almost as if it didn't even sound like Burt's actuall voice and even if he was trying to make a voice he did it poorly, John Rhys Davies squanders his talent for paycheck by playing a watered down gimli with a heroic style of gandalf that doesn't match the magic of how gandalf was portrayed in the LOTR movies, and ray liotta looks irritated, aggitated and uncomfortable playing some evil wizard that combines Saruman with some leather jacket dude from a goodfellas throwback scene he is lame here growing tired and sick of his same old stupid evil laughter he often does in many roles and unlike in goodfellas he's not likeable here not because of him being a villain but because of his godawful performance and nothing helps with the editing and bewildering cinematography and his screen time and the movie in general, Ron Perlman is wasted as some neighbor friend and sidekick who can't act or say his own lines correctly and he is killed off without explenation at the end and when any charachter dies off it's all forgotten, the brother of the wife ( played by bill sanderson ) is even more annoying and badly acted here as he looks like he is doing some bad Australian or Irish accent Everything is wrong here it's not just a crime against cinema it's a crime against humanity and to those 4 critics who gave this turkey turd a positive review shame on you you are not a real critic this movie is absolutely stupid and godawful it's the battlefield earth during medieval fantasy land far far away in a shrek like make believe fantasy world do not see it and I hope this film is banned from being seen for all eternity 0/10 Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 09/28/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis As war looms in an idyllic kingdom, a man named Farmer (Jason Statham) begins a heroic quest to find his kidnapped wife (Claire Forlani) and avenge their son, who was murdered by horrible warriors called Krugs. Meanwhile, villainous Gallian (Ray Liotta) sends his evil army to overthrow the rightful king (Burt Reynolds) and steal the throne.
      Uwe Boll
      Shawn Williamson, Dan Clarke
      Doug Taylor
      Freestyle Releasing
      Production Co
      Boll KG
      PG-13 (Intense Battle Sequences)
      Adventure, Action, Fantasy
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 11, 2008, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 19, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      2h 4m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SRD, DTS
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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