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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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Jeremy Clyde ...
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Treville, Head of the Musketeers
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Storyline

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

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,312,740, 9 September 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,053,815, 21 October 2001
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2.35 : 1
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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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Due to its granular nature, gunpowder of the period was highly susceptible to moisture. Once even a tiny bit of moisture got into any amount of gunpowder, it was very difficult to ignite, even impossible. Therefore it is highly unlikely that any of the muskets, pistols, or cannons used in the final battle would have fired. See more »

Quotes

[the four musketeers are observing the stronghold where Cardinal Richelieu's army is entrenched]
Athos: We'll take them by surprise!
D'Artagnan: Yes... they're expecting an army...
Aramis: Oh! Perhaps we shall not disappoint them!
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Connections

Version of The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974) See more »

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One of the worst movies I have ever seen
1 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

The thing is that "The Musketeer" is not only the absolutely worst adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas novel's I have ever seen. What is more for me it's also a very strong contender for being called one of the worst movies ever. Actually this rubbish has nothing to do with classic Dumas' "Three Musketeers".

For unknown reason screenwriters changed simply everything and in the result they got silly and laughable story filled with numerous plot holes and anachronisms. Dialogs look like they were written by a modern teenager and somehow characters development was totally forgotten. No one cares about movie's characters, they're uninteresting and pathetic while the whole movie is emotionally flat practically all the time. Poor direction leave room only for pointless action with ridiculously made in Eastern style fight scenes sometimes mixed with silly jokes. Add to all this horrible acting and most likely you'll get a well-deserved position in your all-time worst list. Absolute waste of 40 million dollars as well as your precious time and money. Avoid it as a plague.

2 out of 10


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