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Rated R · 113 minutes · 2011

Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Actor Jason Momoa might be largely unknown, but look at it this way: Conan the Barbarian could be his first step toward becoming a philandering former governor of California. Then again, maybe not, because as cheesy as Arnold Schwarzenegger's Conan was 30 years ago, it at least put forth a little effort. John Milius could write and direct and they hired James Earl Jones and Max von Sydow to take some of the burden off young Arnold. The update seems informed more by the notion that because Hollywood also remade Clash of the Titans, maybe the time was right. It wasn't. Nothing about it is. Momoa is extremely limited and the action scenes are unimaginative. On the bright side, they aren't as boring as the dialog. Conan seems neither inspired by the 1982 flick nor the Robert E. Howard stories, nor, frankly, anything else whatsoever.
Official Site: www.conanthebarbarianin3d.com
Director: Marcus Nispel
Producer: Fredrik Malmberg, Boaz Davidson, George Furla, Danny Lerner, Les Weldon, Joe Gatta, John Baldecchi, Henry Winterstern, Frederick Fierst, Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Eda Kowan, John Sacchi, Michael Paseornek and Jason Constantine
Cast: Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ron Perlman, Leo Howard, Steve O'Donnell, Raad Rawi, Nonso Anozie, Bob Sapp, Milton Welsh, Laila Rouass and Morgan Freeman

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Portland Mercury Geek Out The poetry of Conan the Barbarian. by Jacob Schraer 08/18/2011
Creative Loafing Atlanta Hollywood Product: Conan the Barbarian Marcus Nispel's epic remake will crush your spirits after the first hour by Curt Holman 08/18/2011
Portland Mercury Coco Puffs It isn't easy, but here's how you ruin a 3D version of Conan the Barbarian starring Khal Drogo. by Ned Lannamann 08/18/2011
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The Coast Halifax Conan The Barbarian bloody, hysterical Robert E. Howard's swordsman welcomes gore, terrible dialogue by Molly Segal 08/18/2011

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