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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Showbiz Junkies - 9/10 by Rebecca MurrayNeither Idris Elba nor Matthew McConaughey can save this flat adaptation from being utterly forgettable.
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.
Reeling Reviews - 9/10 by Laura CliffordThe film's main character is Jake, not the Gunslinger, which makes this movie feel like a forgettable twist on "The Last Action Hero."
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?
MaraMovies.com - 9/10 by Mara ReinsteinBetween his GQ appearance and drawling psychobabble, Matthew McConaughey plays the villain as if he's filming an extended version of a Lincoln commercial.
Film Journal International - 9/10 by Chris BarsantiThis campy, stripped-down summary of or sequel to Stephen King's cross-dimensional fantasy western is a late-summer bummer.
The Seattle Times - 8/10 by Soren AndersenIn the vast canon of King-derived movies, “Tower” belongs in the upper ranks.
ABC Radio Brisbane - 8/10 by Matthew ToomeyYou can see what this film is trying to be but it's not all that interesting. It rushes between events and there's not a lot of room for character development.
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.
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...