The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.... (Full plot summary below)
The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
Review & Comments
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Consequence of Sound - 9/10 by Justin GerberBringing the action of future Dark Tower novels forward isn't a sin. The sin is not having nearly enough space for it. The film is breathless in all the worst ways as a result.
Lainey Gossip - 9/10 by Sarah MarrsShot for approximately seven dollars, The Dark Tower is a muddy, unattractive picture with terribly choreographed and filmed action.
Laramie Movie Scope - 9/10 by Robert RotenThe essence of the story is good versus evil. It is not a novel idea, but it works. There are some good action scenes in it, and the actors are effective. As a popcorn film, it doesn't have to be meaningful, just entertaining, and it is.
indieWire - 9/10 by Kate ErblandKing's Dark Tower universe is rich with cultural reference points and is always totally unpredictable, but in cutting it down to consolidate its highlights, The Dark Tower can't even shoot the most necessary bullets straight.
Entertainment Weekly - 9/10 by Darren FranichBad dialogue, lame plot, fine. The bigger issue: How could a film with Elba and McConaughey have so little swagger?
AV Club - 9/10 by Ignatiy VishnevetskyIt would be a waste of everyone's time to go on about how this 95-minute movie deviates from the source. Let's just say it turns The Dark Tower into something generic, and leave it at that.
Showbiz Junkies - 9/10 by Rebecca MurrayNeither Idris Elba nor Matthew McConaughey can save this flat adaptation from being utterly forgettable.
Business Insider - 8/10 by Jason GuerrasioIt's more than obvious Sony wasn't looking to really make a movie for the fans of the books - which is just plain bizarre.
Baret News - 8/10 by Kam WilliamsThe best sci-fi Western since Cowboys & Aliens!
Christian Science Monitor - 8/10 by Peter Rainer[The Dark Tower] resembles nothing so much as a mashup of The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix reimagined for the young adult crowd.
Tampa Bay Times - 8/10 by Steve Persall... shrink(s) a woolly mammoth plot to lapdog size, defying anyone considering King's literary opus unfilmable. Those people are right...
Deseret News, Salt Lake City - 8/10 by Josh TerryThe Dark Tower is a fun fantasy that evokes a 1980s adventure vibe, and feels like a close cousin to the popular Netflix series Stranger Things.