The Musketeer


The Musketeer

Infobox Film | name = The Musketeer


caption =
director = Peter Hyams
producer = Moshe Diamant
writer = Gene Quintano
starring = Catherine Deneuve
Mena Suvari
Stephen Rea
Justin Chambers
music = David Arnold
cinematography = Peter Hyams
Stefano Paradiso
editing = Terry Rawlings
distributor = Universal Pictures (U.S.)
Miramax Films (U.K.)
MDP Worldwide(other territories)
released = flagicon|United States September 7, 2001
runtime = 104 minutes
country =
language = English
budget =
imdb_id = 0246544

"The Musketeer" is a Peter Hyams film very loosely based on Alexandre Dumas, père's classic novel "The Three Musketeers", starring Catherine Deneuve, Tim Roth, Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Nick Moran, Bill Treacher and Justin Chambers.

The film is notable for eschewing historical European swordfighting in its action sequences, for Hong Kong film-style martial arts choreography and wirework. This movie even has Tsui Hark's regular actor Xin-Xin Xiong as a stunt choreographer. [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0944578/]

The film enjoyed a commercial success in the United States. This film topped the US box office upon its release in September 2001, and went on grossing $27 million in US box office. [http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=weekend&id=musketeer.htm] Since Universal Pictures and Miramax Films only paid $7.5 million to buy the North America and U.K. distribution rights of this film [http://www.filmstew.com/showArticle.aspx?ContentID=1548] , this film was very profitable for those two studios.

Critics' Reaction

The film received extremely poor reviews, garnering only 10% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. [http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/musketeer/] Many critics cited terrible acting, unrealistic action scenes, and confusing editing.

Notes

* The 13th film adaptation of The Three Musketeers since 1916, the most recent before this one being the "Brat Pack" adaptation "The Three Musketeers" featuring Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland.

External links

*imdb title|id=0246544|title=The Musketeer
*Official Site: http://www.the-musketeer.com/


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