After failing in a scheme to steal Leonardo Da Vinci's airship blueprints, the Musketeers are disbanded by Cardinal Richelieu leaving Athos, Porthos and Aramis on the streets of Paris. In the meantime, the young, reckless and ambitious D'Artagnan has set off from Gascony with dreams of becoming a musketeer himself, not realizing that they have been disbanded. In no time, D'Artagnan manages to offend Athos, Porthos and Aramis on different occasions and challenges them all to d... (Full plot summary below)
After failing in a scheme to steal Leonardo Da Vinci's airship blueprints, the Musketeers are disbanded by Cardinal Richelieu leaving Athos, Porthos and Aramis on the streets of Paris. In the meantime, the young, reckless and ambitious D'Artagnan has set off from Gascony with dreams of becoming a musketeer himself, not realizing that they have been disbanded. In no time, D'Artagnan manages to offend Athos, Porthos and Aramis on different occasions and challenges them all to duels. However before the duels can take place they are attacked by guards, trying to arrest them for illegal dueling. The ex-musketeers and D'Artagnan fight off the soldiers, leading to the four men becoming a band with the motto of "All for one, and one for all". Count Richelieu is not only determined to be rid of the musketeers, but also schemes with Athos' former lover Milady to undermine the reign of King Louis and his wife. The musketeers and D'Artagnan are determined to save the royal family and France ...
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Slant Magazine - 8/10 by Jaime N. ChristleyA moment's patience is soon rewarded by Anderson's vast store of rich, intoxicating imagery.
Examiner.com - 6/10 by Jeff BeckWhile 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.
Cinema Signals - 6/10 by Jules BrennerNever has failure looked this good!
Empire - 6/10 by Dan JolinStupid, with three o's. But also fun, never boring, and never insulting (to anyone other than Dumas) - unlike certain of the summer's A-pics…
Spectrum (St. George, Utah) - 6/10 by Bruce BennettAnderson 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.
jackiekcooper.com - 6/10 by Jackie K. CooperThe same old story but with some new twists, a substantial cast, and some energetic special effects.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) - 6/10 by Ken HankeSo dumb and goofy and ridiculous that it's actually kind of hard not to like on those terms.
Boxoffice Magazine - 5/10 by Sara Maria VizcarrondoTrash-action director Paul W.S. Anderson's (Alien vs. Predator) finds no cultural purpose for this rather literal adaptation of the Musketeers, but it's not so horrible it deserved to be protected from the cold eye of film critics.
We Got This Covered - 5/10 by Kristal CooperThe film may have its fun moments but this adaptation does nothing more than make these Three Musketeers look like a bunch of Stooges.
Variety - 5/10 by Leslie FelperinA very 2011 take on Alexandre Dumas' classic that feels weirdly dated already. Although adequately entertaining thanks to lavish production values and game supporting perfs, this anodyne adaptation lacks a killer hook that would help it cross over to a demographic beyond action buffs and fanboys.
Boston Phoenix - 5/10 by Peter KeoughLogan Lerman's adolescent D'Artagnan has a haircut that makes him look like Ally Sheedy, Christoph Waltz imitates a lisping John Malkovich as Cardinal Richelieu, and Milla Jovovitch turns Milady de Winter into an insipid ninja.
SSG Syndicate - 5/10 by Susan GrangerSo hammy and campy that Alexander Dumas would scarcely recognize this latest incarnation of his swashbuckling tale.