Bloody & brutal, but I think there's a message in there about the battle for Jerusalem between Christians & Muslims which still goes on to this day. Unfortunately, no one's listening to it.
Watch the Directors Cut instead. Orlando Bloom is still terrible but there is so much cut out of this version it is not worth watching
This movie was a little slow but we still enjoyed it.
We enjoyed this movie - interesting and action - blood and guts - romance - had a bit of everything.
I loved this movie very bloody and violent but if you like that sort of thing this is great.
I'd forgotten that I'd seen this before, so I obviously wasn't all that impressed the first time around. Nor the second for that matter. despite a good cast and production, it didn't really grab me.
Look it was OK but quick, short scenes in the early part made for a confusing plot and poor character development. Seemed like the movie settled down when the fights scenes began
I checked this out after coming out of The Departed in love with its writer. Unfortunately he must have smacked his head against a table enough times for the bloodstains to resemble English words and revised it after talking to his 6 year old son about what he learnt that day in history class. Orlando Bloom was naturally attracted to this type of material.
It looks great... but it certainly forgot to get itself a coherent plot line. Cliches fly left and right as the plot changes on the turn of a dime, trying to juggle too much and managing pretty much nothing.
A great drama! Any Braveheart fan would enjoy this too.
Pretty average for an epic
I suppose it was a good movie in a historical and photographic sense, but I got really bored with the characters
Have seen this one before and it is a shame that the movie wouldn't play as it is quite good. Would love to see it in Blu-ray or HD. One for the list of 'to watch'.
too long but not bad for an epic
It was very good, very entertaining. It was very gory and not recommended for children. I would watch it again. Orlando Bloom is gorgeous
not a cohesive story line
Only just ok for my sons. They normally love movies like this but this one just didn't cut it.
fantastic movie. if you are into great epic battles and story telling, this is a good one.
Great very enjoyable lots of action.
vERY GOOD MOVIE...BIT DRAWN OUT ...BUT ENTERTAINING...WELL DEPICTS TRHE ERA OF THE CRUSADE
...AND THE POLITICS...WELL ACTED...one for all the family
Not sure if this was historically correct, but well worth watching.
An epic adventure but too much blood letting for me!
Takes a little while to work out the beginning of the storyline, but then the action starts and it is fairly faithful to the history of the crusades. Lots of blood and guts!
This is one movie that our son wanted, he really enjoyed it, my husband and myself aren't really into this type of movie but we both enjoyed it.
Plenty of action with good story
Fairly watchable movie although at times in the beginning it was hard to follow what was going on. Lots of great actors and even Orlando Bloom was not too wooden!! Interesting subject matter considering world events of the past few years.
Is it excellent movie, do not miss it!
Was very surprised. Enjoyed it very much and not just because Orlando Bloom was in it (although that is always a bonus). Great movie.
Good story, little slow in places but not bad.
type of movie that keeps you wanting to know what is going to happen next....
Well acted and amazing affects but not a movie I'd recommend to anyone because of the violence.
15! minutes of ads.
12! >> pushes to get to a point where you can watch the fnorking film!
If I had ever known this was a Ridley Scot film I had long since forgotten. He is far more a general than a storyteller. It is a long film for such a simple story. The dvd extra "Pilgrim's progess" makes for a much more interesting story.
Great story line and excellant action scenes.
A little too long, but a good story.
Visually stunning. Enjoyable to watch as long as you don't expect too much from the plot or anything resembling historical accuracy.
Great movie. Technical quality good but the DVD stopped once before continuing.
if the disc wasn't faulty
Good flick but a bit gory.
Not too bad, one of those movies that just seemed way to long, felt like it could have been crammed into 90-100 mins and then wouldn't have felt like it was getting long and boring. Worth a watch once only.
Interesting version of crusader efforts in the Holy Land.
A true epic that has tranfered to DVD very well. Normally epics don't have the same impact that they do on the big screen but I found this to be very enjoyable. I also liked the fact that it over commercialise the story as they did with Troy. Be mindfull however that the violence is pretty graphic and I think you have to be a bit of a fan of Gladiator style movies to really enjoy as I have.
Slow and too dark. Great costumes and sets but rubbish acting. This story has been done many times before so its getting a bit stale. Very disappointing.
I couldn't even sit through the first 10 minutes. It was truly horrendous.
not too sad at all, in fact this movie moves along quite nicely. fight scenes well done. should not be missed by those who like this sort of genre
Orlando Bloom is somewhat guarded in this performance but the support cast certainly makes it worthwhile watching
I was not too impressed with Kingdom of Heaven. The main characters were wooden and didn't evoke sympathy as other similar movies have done. Whether they won or lost seemed
unimportant in the end.
Great battle scenes make this well worth the time.
Usually not a big fan of the epic, blood thirsty action movie but this one was fantastic. Whilst it was quite hard to watch in places due to the graphic violence it moved along well and kept me interested right through till the end. The ending was a bit of a let down but all in all a great watch.
A great film: good acting, good script, great direction and brilliant visually. Avoid the add-on DVD though - too much hype.
To be fair, better than most "epics". Great effort has been made to recreate the times, but as with so many films of this genre, sadly lacking in drama. There is little if any character develeopement or dramatic conflict. We never understand the true feelings of the protaganists, they simply give out the usual cliches.
The photography and special effects deserve more than three stars, the script less. And then the "love"interest, totally irelevant to the story. One begins to wonder if all films of this type are now being written by a computer - they are so predictable.
Another missed opportunity for what could have been a great story.
Entertaining enough as it ups the ante on the war scenes, supported by a watchable script and acting.
Not quite Gladiator, in fact a few steps short but nonetheless is quite entertaining. Orlando Bllom shows he is a high quality performer and brings out the emotions well in a movie that is quite high on action.
Not as good as Troy. The fight battle is a little boring, the story is not very strong either. But overall, it's good.
Boring! Stopped watching after 45 mins...
I really enjoyed this epic, really good
A bit hard to follow at the start but once it warmed up it was very enjoyable.
Calling all Orlando fans.. this is a MUST SEE movie.. loved it, and it's now on my wish list for jolly old St Nick!
Overblown, overwrought, overlong.
If you like battle scenes you might get something out of this otherwise there's not much to recommend it. A lot goes on but not much happens in any real sense. We learn how Ridley Scott would like us to believe the crusades were conducted (a few rotten apples spoil an otherwise peaceful military occupation) and watch a dull romance ride hills and troughs but I just couldn't care less for them.
As for the main protagonist, I have a dead tree stump in the back yard with greater range than poor Orlando.
The only highlight for me was Jeremy Irons - who can act under custard and be believable and engaging - and Liam Neeson who made the most of an all too brief role.
I nearly bought this and for that reason alone I thank Quikflix immensely.
Amazingly complex spectacle and quiet simply the best epic proportion film I have seen in some time, I can not understand how this masterpiece appears to have gone straight to DVD possibly only due to the somewhat brutal fighting scenes. Also the final comment made about the worth of a Jerusaleum is very fitting.
Very disapointing movie set against crusade erea jerusalem. A good cast but very poor character development and a convoluted storyline see it come to very little. Like troy this is a modern b movie curously starring orlando bloom.
beautiful and compelling,
A little slow in places, but overall an interesting view of history, and Orlando plays his part very well
Lots of good fight scenes but character development poor, romance particularly poorly done.