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The Musketeer (2001)

Alexander Dumas' novel is updated with an eastern influence as D'Artagnan attempts to join the king's elite guards, the Royal Musketeers, and find the man who killed his parents.

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In 17th century Paris, a dashing swordsman named D'Artagnan finds himself at odds with the powerful forces taking over France. He sets out to avenge the murder of his parents and finds his country cleaved by chaos and civil unrest. His heart softens only for Francesca, a fiery peasant girl who claims D'Artagnan's heart on sight. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated PG-13 for intense action violence and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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7 September 2001 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,312,740 (USA) (7 September 2001)

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$27,053,815 (USA) (19 October 2001)
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D'Artagnan did really exist. His name was Charles de Batz and was called D'Artagnan when he arrived in Paris probably because he was coming from the south-west of France (where the movie was partly shot) and where is the little city of Artagnan. See more »

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Modern terms like "kilometres" are used by 17th-century characters. We are hearing a modern translation of what was "really" said. See more »

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[D'Artagnan to the horse he "borrowed" for a desperate action:]
D'Artagnan: I'm afraid you're going to regret we ever met.
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Version of The Three Musketeers: Part 1 (1911) See more »

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Kung Fu Musketeers just don't seem to cut it...
1 July 2005 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

The Musketeer really did the novel it was based upon no justice what so ever. The movie had incredible stunts and great fights...if you were in the Matrix. These fights are the only reason I give this movie a rating of four.

There is no acting what so ever. Tim Roth, although he can play a great villain, he shows barely any emotion. Justin Chambers is the same way. I'm sure he didn't perform those stunts such as the ridiculous scene where he is pictured jumping from saddle to saddle across moving horses.

This movie brings nothing to the table except fancy martial arts. Keep in mind this takes place in old France. I don't recall the Musketeer's learning how to fight while rolling across wooden wine barrels.

If you are desperate for a fight scene, be my guest. There are certainly some good fights going on in this picture. Everything in between is just a joke. The Musketeer is not the worst movie ever made, but it's far from great.


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