The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

All For One...

Release Date: Friday, October 21, 2011

Rating: Rated PG-13

The hot-headed young D’Artagnan joins forces with three veteran Musketeers to prevent the villainous Cardinal Richelieu​ from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war in this fast-paced, action-filled reboot of Alexandre Dumas​’ classic 17th-century adventure. When famed Musketeers Athos, Aramis, and Porthos steal highly coveted project designs from a high-security vault, the sweet taste of success is short-lived. Their beautiful partner in crime, Milady, drugs the trio and sells the designs to a higher bidder, the ultra-cool Englishman, Buckingham. It’s a major blow to the famed swordsmen. So when, three years later, the devil-may-care young D’Artagnan journeys to Paris to realize his dream of becoming a Musketeer, he finds them a shadow of their former selves, working menial jobs and seeking a causer worth serving.

The conniving Cardinal Richelieu hatches a deadly plot to overthrow the young King Louis. Employing the doubly agent Milady to do the dirty work, he frames the King’s new bride, Queen Anne​ in an affair with Buckingham. If the King buys into the lie, war with England will follow, the Queen will die and the people of France will demand a stronger leader—Richelieu himself—to see them through the crisis. If the King doesn’t buy into the lie, peace may yet stand a chance. But for peace to ensure, the three Musketeers and their young apprentice must undertake their most dangerous mission ever—to receive a priceless diamond necklace from the impregnable Tower of London and return it to the Queen in time for an all-important ball. Can the four friends out-duel the armies of guards that will try to stop them? Can they outwit Richelieu, Buckingham and Milady?

Director:

  • Paul W.S. Anderson

Cast:

  • Logan Lerman - D'Artagnan
  • Matthew Macfadyen - Athos
  • Ray Stevenson - Porthos
  • Luke Evans - Aramis
  • Christoph Waltz - Cardinal Richelieu
  • Orlando Bloom - Duke of Buckingham
  • Milla Jovovich - Milady de Winter
  • Mads Mikkelsen - Rochefort
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Comments

SeanJ8

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Absolutely brutal to watch. So bad, I couldn't even finish it. Not only is it the worst movie from 2011, but the worst movie I've seen in years. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

The_Kid

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I watched it simply because it was there, and now I am pissed it was. It was an explosion filled mess of a film trying to bank off the success of the new Sherlock Holmes. Some will be able to see past the flaws and get a good experience out of it, but I just found the film to be way too messy and overly dazzly.

Pietro Filipponi  |  Managing Editor

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Overall I'd say this version of The Three Musketeers was conceived with good intentions, raised with confusion and presented with low expectations. There is always a following for big budget, style over substance films and I'm sure plenty out there will be able to enjoy this one; even if only as a guilty pleasure.