Reviews and Problems with The Three Musketeers (1973)
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The Three Musketeers
22 March 2012
Excerpt: There seem to be several recurring themes in Hollywood in which a certain movie is made. Then made again. And again. You get the idea. We’ve had so many returns to the OK Corral that I’ve lost count. And classic novels aren’t immune to Hollywood’s touch, either.
Conclusion: The Three Musketeers might look great and sound wonderful, but it's otherwise a dreadful movie. Rather than a legitimate take on the old tale, this is a dumbed-down flick that fails to entertain, preferring fantasy and make-believe and eschewing even a semblance of a plot that audiences could take...
Conclusion: Richard Lester's The Three Musketeers is not an entirely faithful adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel, but it is a very entertaining one. It has a terrific cast and it is quite beautifully lensed. In my opinion, it is clearly better than the newest adaptation by Paul W.S. Anderson.
Excerpt: “All for one and one for all!” goes the famous motto of Alexandre Dumas’ musketeers, so it’s odd to see an adaptation of The Three Musketeers —yes, another—so divided against itself. Directed by Paul W.S.
Excerpt: This take on "The Three Musketeers" is an unoriginal and pointless exercise that would have the original author of the classic rolling in his grave. A blatant attempt at a 'franchise cash-grab', this film has all the charisma and wit of a feathered plume.