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

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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

Shot entirely in Wales, this is the largest independent production to be shot there. See more »

Goofs

Several stuntmen in the movie are Hungarian, as obvious from the things they shout in the heat of fighting / in Hungarian, in the otherwise Hindi movie. See more »

Quotes

Captain Tiberius: How's your faith now, Templar?
Marshall: Why don't you come a little closer
[raises sword]
Marshall: and I'll show you.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 25 February 2011 (2011) See more »

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Historic events should not be changed this much. Although...FIGHT!!!
9 January 2012 | by silverdragon4See all my reviews

OK. Ironclad. First comment, Blood and Guts. And lots of it. One thing did bug me was it's somewhat historic inaccuracy. If you are making a film about a well documented piece of history, get it right and don't sacrifice it in an attempt at a good story. The fighting scenes, in which there are many, seemed quite realistic. Extreme amount of blood, severed limbs and heads.

To be honest, not much else to the film except some good old fashioned hand to hand combat. Not one of these films where you have to watch and listen to everything. Just feel free to turn off your brain for a couple of hours and enjoy. If you are after a good storyline, look elsewhere. If you just want to see a good old Hack and Slash, which I found OK, then this is for you.

Remember, if you going to make a film based on real events, no matter how loosely, don't change most of important historical characters and for gods sake, don't change the outcome!! It's as bad as making a film of the Battle of the Little Bighorn showing Custer winning over the Indians and surviving!!


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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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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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