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Ironclad (2011)

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In thirteenth-century England, a Knights Templar and a few of the Barons men fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John.

Director:

Jonathan English

Writers:

Jonathan English (story & screenplay), Stephen McDool (first screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Purefoy ... Thomas Marshal
Brian Cox ... Baron William d'Aubigny
Kate Mara ... Lady Isabel
Derek Jacobi ... Baron Reginald de Cornhill
Paul Giamatti ... King John
Charles Dance ... Archbishop Langton
Jason Flemyng ... Gil Becket
Jamie Foreman ... Jedediah Coteral
Mackenzie Crook ... Daniel Marks
Rhys Parry Jones ... Joseph Wulfstan
Aneurin Barnard ... Guy the Squire
Vladimir Kulich ... Captain Tiberius
David Melville ... Baron Darnay
Annabelle Apsion ... Maddy
Steffan Rhodri Steffan Rhodri ... Cooper
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Storyline

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 rebels' momentous struggle for justice and freedom.

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Heavy metal goes medieval


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Marshal owns and uses two types of swords. This was true of at least some Templars. One was the "arming sword", the classic knightly single-handed sword worn (as shown) slung from the belt. The other was the much larger "great sword of war" wielded two-handed, and usually carried strapped to the saddle. Modern tests on pig carcasses (which are similar to human bodies in make-up) have shown that a great sword could indeed, as depicted in this movie, cut a person almost in half with a single blow. See more »

Goofs

A large stone is catapulted through the stain glass cathedral window. All later scenes show the window fully intact. See more »

Quotes

Marshall: [to Guy] Only the weak believe that what they do in battle is who they are s men.
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Crazy Credits

As the last end credits roll, there is the following language: No animals were harmed in the filming of this picture. "Especially Newts. " See more »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) See more »

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437th Review: Blood and Valour (But mostly blood)
10 July 2011 | by inteleartsSee 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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English | Hungarian | Latin | Danish

Release Date:

26 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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Ironclad See more »

Filming Locations:

Tree Tower Manor, Wales, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,151,023
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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