Kingdom

critic Reviews

94% Fresh Tomatometer Score94%
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    Richard KuipersVariety
    "Kingdom" bounces along with high energy and nice sprinklings of dry humor for the vast majority of its lengthy running time.
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    Charles SolomonLos Angeles Times
    Director Shinsuke Sato's film may lack nuance, but fans of martial spectacles will have an enjoyable if exhausting time.
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    Ben KenigsbergNew York Times
    The film acquits itself honorably, even if its ultimate message is disquieting.
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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    More than colorful enough to excite genre fans who like a dash of history with their swordplay.
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    Randy SchiffBuffalo News
    Kingdom features magnificent cinematography, showing an unstable society struggling to fight an unearthly zombie menace.
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    Julian LytlePunch Drunk Critics
    This movie is fun and at times a bit goofy but still an energetic action period movie. It was definitely worth going to go see.
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    Chris SawinGod Hates Geeks
    Kingdom is a decent action adventure that just takes a while to really get going. The performances aren't totally satisfying and the story isn't exactly hard to follow, but it does feel like it's trying to be more convoluted than it needs to be.
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    Nick ValdezComicBook.com
    There's just so much palpable fun and excitement dripping from every scene. Kingdom's live-action film is so well done there will most likely be a huge new wave of audiences seeking out Yasuhisa Hara's original work.
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    Douglas DavidsonElements of Madness
    ... given the chance, [audiences will] discover that Kingdom is an exciting action/drama filled with intrigue, treachery, daring fight sequences, and incredible heart.
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    Sandy SchaeferScreenRant
    Often melodramatic and unapologetically goofy, Kingdom combines manga tropes with stylized combat scenes to make its subject matter entertaining.
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