4.7/10
13,002
293 user 106 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novels), (screenplay)

On Disc

at Amazon

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Jan-Gregor Kremp ...
Jeremy Clyde ...
...
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ...
Tsilla Chelton ...
Madame Lacross
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

| | |

Language:

Release Date:

7 September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

D'Artagnan  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$27,053,815 (USA) (19 October 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Goofs

The final scene takes place at the palace at Versailles which was not around when Louis XIII was king. It was built by Louis XIV. See more »

Quotes

Cardinal Richelieu: You've gone too far. I wish to scare the Spaniards, embarrass the King. I want political tension, not war.
Febre the Man in Black: The Spaniards *were* scared. You could see it in their faces just before died. And I'm certain King Louis feels embarrassed.
See more »

Connections

Version of The Three Musketeers (1973) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Average but better than some
27 September 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I for one don't understand how people can rate this as a 4 or less and then say Eraserhead is a masterpiece. The whole reason the movie was called "The Musketeer" is it pretty much has no relation to Alexandre Dumas' classic novel. The 1973 Three/Four Musketeers is about as close to the book as we're going to get. This movie the acting is hampered by really stupid dialog. It made George Lucas movies look literate.

The action is great, but completely out of historical reality, then again its a movie, not a documentary. Entertaining? Yes, I thought so. Not as much as seeing Oliver Reed and Micheal York. As bad as the lead was, he was Oscar caliber compared to the absolutely useless Chis O'Donnell in the 1993 version. Given a choice between the 1993 version and this movie, I'd take this one.

If you want a good swashbuckler, stick to Errol Flynn, or even Mask of Zorro. If you want Musketeers see the 1973/74 version. Better yet, just pick up the book.


10 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
One of The Worst movies i've ever seen! kayrux
why cant´t anyone make a real musketeers film? ratking_johan
people dont understand I_heart_Beatles
The Musketeer is actually very cool The Spectacular Spider-Man
I Like This Movie cinecatic
only one good version justring
Discuss The Musketeer (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?