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'The Three Musketeers': The Reviews Are In!

21 October 2011 3:53 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

Critics praise the lavish costumes and photography, but say some performances would get 'drummed out of a school play.'

By Kara Warner

Luke Evans, Ray Stevenson and Matthew Macfadyen in "The Three Musketeers"

Photo: 20th Century Fox

Back in September, when MTV News caught up with "The Three Musketeers" director Paul W.S. Anderson, he promised audiences a swashbuckling good time when his latest movie hits theaters. Now that its release date is finally here, fans can judge it for themselves.

Based on the beloved and familiar tale of adventure, intrigue and that famous "All for one, and one for all" motto, the film features an ensemble cast: Logan Lerman, Christoph Waltz, Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom, Ray Stevenson, Matthew Macfadyen, Luke Evans, Juno Temple, James Corden and Mads Mikkelsen.

Critics seem to enjoy the film's just-for-fun factor and hi-tech visuals — especially the ornate costumes. Speaking to the performances and continuity, »

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The Three Musketeers Trailer: French Dressing

31 March 2011 6:07 PM, PDT | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

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The (somewhat) recently debuted trailer for director Paul W.S. Anderson’s adaptation of The Three Musketeers affords just the briefest, intensely edited peek at those 17th century costumes in motion. It’s a lace and linen fest.

Alexandre Dumas père’s original story of The Three Musketeers takes place in France before the opulent reign of Louis Xiv. This is important because in costume terms the overall style was considerably more sober than in both Henry VIII’s Tudor reign and the French sartorial dominance of the world that was to follow. During the 17th century, fashion was ever changing and evolving, though judging by this trailer costume designer Pierre-Yves Gayraud (The Bourne Identity) is reflecting long-established trends we associate with the era.

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