Musketeer, The (2001)
Musketeer, The (2001) Genre(s): Action | Drama

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Justin Chambers, Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Tim Roth, Catherine Deneuve

Synopsis: D'Artagnan goes to Paris to become a Musketeer and to avenge the death of his parents.

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Ripley's movie review

This movie is bad. So bad I was tempted to leave the room but didn't so that I could give it a lousy review. (Warning: may contain spoilers)

The acting is terrible. Except for Tim Roth but maybe he only looked good because everybody else was so awful. The dialogue is pathetic. The stunts are done in Jackie Chan style but without the humour. Not that it mattered since the lighting was so dim, you couldn't see what was going on most of the time. I have to admit the final fight scene was kinda funny but I don't think it was supposed to be.

And speaking of stunts (here come the spoilers)...

Why was D'Artagnan rolling around on the ceiling? Why the hell wouldn't the bad guys have just cut the rope when he was climbing the tower? Why were there fifty ladders in that fairly small room? Why were they all exactly the same length?

Why did I watch this movie? Oh right. So I could give it a bad review.

It sucks. Not even a discount night rental.

Added 31 August 2002 at 12:44 AM

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