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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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As you've never seen it before. See more »


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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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Box Office

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,312,740 (USA) (9 September 2001)

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$27,053,815 (USA) (21 October 2001)
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Trivia

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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Some shots during the final battle show rain, while others do not. See more »

Quotes

Buxom Woman at Banquet: Nice sword.
D'Artagnan: Thank you, Mademoiselle.
Buxom Woman at Banquet: Is it a long sword or a short sword?
D'Artagnan: Well, long enough.
Buxom Woman at Banquet: Do you keep your sword polished?
D'Artagnan: Eh, when there's time.
Buxom Woman at Banquet: And do you do it yourself, or do you have help?
D'Artagnan: Myself, I, uh, won't trust my sword to anyone else.
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Connections

Version of The Three Musketeers (2011) See more »

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Acceptable on its own limited terms
31 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

I dissent from the negative comments based on comparisons to the novel, or earlier " Three Musketeer" movies. This movie has no pretense of remaking the novel, or earlier movie versions ( the Michael York/Raquel Welch version is a classic). It is, at most, a modest "prequel", designed to capture young action viewers, and romantics ( Justin Chambers/ Mena Suvari); dirty old men ( Mena Suvari); and Deneuve fans (as all men ought to be).

Mena Suvari is wooden and ornamental, but Chambers here is at least as good as Heath Ledger in "A Knight's Tale". Deneuve is excellent as always. Tim Roth is a definitional villain, although Stephen Rea is a weak Richeleau. Lesser knowns as the other musketeers , and the French actor as " Planche", add spice.

I am a sucker for swordfighting movies, so loved this one.

There are many worse choices in your video store.


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