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In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John.

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Thomas Marshal
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Baron William d'Aubigny
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Baron Reginald de Cornhill
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Gil Becket
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Jedediah Coteral
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Captain Tiberius
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Baron Darnay
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It is the year 1215 and the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free-men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. Barring his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's momentous struggle for justice and freedom. Written by Anonymous

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Heavy metal goes medieval


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Rated R for strong graphic brutal battle sequences, and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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26 July 2011 (USA)  »

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Templar  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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The opening historical background prologue about Prince John and Magna Carta was added as an afterthought by director English. The narration was spoken by Charles Dance. See more »

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The film shows 20 or so rebels holding the castle against King John. In the real siege there were 100. See more »

Quotes

King John: I am the blood! I am God's right hand! And you will never dictate to me how I am to be a king!
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437th Review: Blood and Valour (But mostly blood)
10 July 2011 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

Definitely shot in a Ridley Scott fashion this is an effective medieval pot-boiler with some moral vision and lots and lots of gruesome full-on combat scenes - without a doubt some of the more bone-crunching, blood squelching fights of recent memory.

Is a great movie? No. It never quite delivers on its promise, and though extremely competent it just can't quite produce that true magic that better films can. It is, however, a highly competent and interesting historical drama. I have some quibbles with costuming etc; but that kind of goes with the territory.

All in all, this is a full-on medieval siege account of the Siege of Rochester -it is well made is most respects and if medieval battles are your thing then you'll be into it.


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