The Dark Tower

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Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Writer: Nikolaj Arcel (screenplay), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay)
Category: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Western
Release Date: 04-Aug-2017, USA
Overall Ratings: 2.9 / 5
The Dark Tower
If you are interested to watch some extraordinary adventure this weekend, this science fiction/fantasy is an ideal choice. It will definitely compel you to read one of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" novels to know if Director Nikolaj Arcel did justice to the franchise.

Catch Idris Elba essay the role of Roland Deschain, the last Gunslinger who is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. Will Deschain be able to prevent Walter O'Dim from toppling the Dark Tower and save the universe? Find out!

But before you book your tickets for this movie, explore the reviews to ensure the movie is worth the time and money!

Vanity Fair

'The Dark Tower' is dotted with studio-executive fingerprints, left by concerned hands that cut and condensed and softened the movie into something that’s almost admirably swift and light on exposition. The end of 'The Dark Tower' establishes the start of what could be a series of films—the end feels, in some senses, like the start of the story.

New York Times

Every so often in “The Dark Tower,” you catch a glimpse of what might have been: the might-have-been narrative ambition, the might-have-been pop mythology, the might-have-been genre assemblage. Based — loosely seems altogether too generous a word — on the Stephen King series, the movie is an unappealing hash of movie making clichés that, after much scurrying and blathering, devolves into a generic shoot-'em-up.

The Rolling Stone

So much is so wrong about The Dark Tower, the stunted film version of Stephen King's marvelously dense and dazzling series of eight novels, that it's hard to know where to kick off a critical reckoning. This unholy mess shouldn't happen to a King, much less a paying customer.


The Dark Tower delivers Idris Elba as an action hero, Matthew McConaughey as a supernatural baddie and just enough horror and violence to get the blood pumping. It is the definition of King’s old line about how the movies can’t ruin the books because the books are still on the shelf unmolested.

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