A Medieval 'Magnificent Seven', that combines the visceral, stylized action of '300' with the impassioned heroism and romance of 'Braveheart.' IRONCLAD is an ultra-violent action thriller that tells the true story of a motley crew of tough, battle hardened warriors, who withstood several brutal and bloody months under siege, in a desperate bid to defend their country's freedom.
- Jonathan English
- James Purefoy, Paul Giamatti, Kate Mara, Brian Cox, Derek Jacobi
- Action and Adventure
The action is cluttered and the story overly compressed, with a lot of yammering about who's aligned with whom and why (no wonder Mr. Giamatti's eyes keep rolling) in between the geysers of red.Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 07.07.2011
Ironclad might be the perfect actioner for gorehound fanboys gaga for medieval trappings, but all others may find this British-American-German co-production a bit of a drag.Leslie Felperin, Variety, 07.05.2011
A gore-filled guilty pleasure...Lou Lumenick, New York Post, 07.07.2011
This English sword-battle drama is a mess. But there's a violent simplicity and a lack of pretentiousness that's refreshing.Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 07.08.2011