'The Three Musketeers' Critic Reviews

70%
MovieWeb:   6 reviews
24%
Rotten Tomatoes:   101 reviews
  • Keith Staskiewicz Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    42
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    42
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Stephen Holden New York Times (Top Critic)
    30
    In the worst possible case, this could go on and on, but please, let's hope it doesn't.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    40
    Nothing looks as messy as an unbuckled swash, and sadly that's what we get here.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Mark Feeney Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    50
    Call it the Robert Downey Jr. Meets Sherlock Holmes Effect. A classic popular adventure gets overblown, juiced-up, and generally CGI-ified.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    40
    Even the most liberal viewer is likely to echo Milady's thoughts of D'Artagnan: "You are very amiable, no doubt, but you would be charming if you would only depart."
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    25
    Seriously: What the hell?
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Michael Wilmington Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    This one is overblown, over-dressed, and grandiosely dopey, packed with gargantuan sets and ludicrous action scenes and shot in unusually dark and dingy 3-D.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Leslie Felperin Variety (Top Critic)
    A very 2011 take on Alexandre Dumas' classic that feels weirdly dated already.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    25
    This is a once-in-a-lifetime fiasco, an epic fail like none we have seen this year, a bad idea by a very bad director and a career-crippling credit for all concerned.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Peter Howell Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    38
    The very existence of this film illustrates barrel-scraping desperation of the Hollywood kind.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Eric D. Snider Film.com (Top Critic)
    0
    Every time you think it can't get any stupider, it gets right up in your face, calls you "bro," and gets stupider.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Liam Lacey Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    38
    All the borderline pantomime acting and wigged buffoonery is deliberate and silly, but The Three Musketeers remains charmless, a romp brought down by its lead-footed script.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Neil Young Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    3D swashbuckler wields a disappointingly blunt sword.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service
    25
    A befouling of Dumas.
    Full Review » 1 year ago
  • Kristal Cooper We Got This Covered
    50
    The film may have its fun moments but this adaptation does nothing more than make these Three Musketeers look like a bunch of Stooges.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jeff Beck Examiner.com
    63
    While you're busy looking at the special effects, you'll begin to notice that there's not really anything in the way of substance like a well-thought-out plot and characters that you care about.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Kevin Carr 7M Pictures
    40
    It's fun for a Saturday afternoon viewing, but it will ultimately go down in the annals of movie history as yet another forgettable adaptation.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jules Brenner Cinema Signals
    60
    Never has failure looked this good!
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ebert Presents At The Movies
    If you want over-the-top entertainment that doesn't respect the laws of physics, you can't do much better than this.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Linda Cook KWQC-TV (Iowa)
    25
    You might mistake the sound of swashbuckling for what it really is: Alexandre Dumas spinning in his grave. Much closer to 'Pirates of the Caribbean' lite than it is to 'The Three Musketeers,' this makes a mess of the classic Dumas tale.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jeff Bayer The Scorecard Review
    20
    Ugh. Nothing makes sense, it's not funny and the 3D is worthless.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Bruce Bennett Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
    67
    Anderson has crafted a beautiful and rambunctious film that is in many ways a lot more fun than the last few Disney "Pirates of the Caribbean" films.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Neil Pond American Profile
    40
    The actors should have remained dry-docked instead of shipping out on this big, bloated Three Muske-mess.
    Full Review » 2 years ago