In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

1 out of 5 stars
Crapmaster Uwe Boll (Alone in the Dark, BloodRayne) continues his campaign of cinematic terror with this soul-grindingly tedious fantasy epic, in which a lowly farmer (Statham) finds himself thrust into the center of a battle between awful hairpieces (Reynolds) and atrocious acting (Liotta, Lillard). With grunting rubber-suited Orc-like creatures and woodland elves posing fetchingly on vines like refugees from Cirque du Soleil, Lord of the Rings is the obvious referent; in fact, In the Name of the King does feel about eight hours long. Don’t go for the campy laughs; there are none.

By: Hank Sartin


Release details

Rated: PG-13
Release date: Friday January 11 2008
Duration: 124 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Uwe Boll
Screenwriter: Doug Taylor
Cast: Jason Statham
Leelee Sobieski
John Rhys-Davies
Ron Perlman
Kristanna Loken
Claire Forlani
Matthew Lillard
Ray Liotta
Burt Reynolds
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