Conan The Barbarian 1982

Critics score:
70 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: Conan the Barbarian is an extremely long, frequently incoherent, ineptly staged adventure-fantasy set in a prehistoric past. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Even 17 years after its release, Conan the Barbarian still weaves a spell capable of ensorcelling fans of fantasy adventure. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Not since Bambi's mother was killed has there been a cannier movie for kids than Conan the Barbarian. Read more

Chris Petit, Time Out: Match verdict: no goals, slow build-up, but much absorbing action off the ball. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: There is a real anticipation as Schwarzenegger is unveiled as the barbarian and sets off on the road to independence. But for whatever reasons, the actor has a minimum of dialog and fails to convey much about the character through his actions. Read more