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The Musketeer

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The Musketeer

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
106 minutes
Wide Release Date:
09/07/01
performer:
Justin Chambers, Catherine Deneuve, Stephen Rea, Tim Roth, Mena Suvari
director:
Peter Hyams
distributor:
Universal
author:
64795
genre:
ActionAdventure, Drama

We gave it a D

It’s incredibly hard to ruin a story as universally thrilling as Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, a tale of honor, romance, friendship, and good ol’ heroic derring-do. Leave it to director/cinematographer/action hack Peter Hyams (End of Days) to find a way. Step one in ruination: Cast a vacuous pretty boy (Chambers) in the lead. Step two: Doll it up with nonsensical Hong Kong fight choreography that finds the actors flailing their swords at each other like children, seesawing around on ladders, and swinging on ropes like monkeys in nicely embroidered pants. Step three: Release it to the public.

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