News

Here's What Critics Are Saying About The Dark Tower

by | August 2, 2017 | Comments

Fans of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series have been waiting a long time for an adaptation to hit the big screen and that day is finally at hand. Mixing fantasy, science fiction, and horror into a heady brew, King’s books presented a unique challenge for the filmmakers. Have they lived up to that challenge?


Here’s What You Need to Know

What it’s about: Roland Deschain, the last Gunslinger, has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle.

Who’s in it: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor

When it comes out: Friday, August 4


Here’s a Taste of the Early Reactions

FRESH

Michael Reyes, CinemaBlend

Spencer Perry, ComingSoon

Veronica McNally, Nerdist
“Idris Elba and Tom Taylor have a wonderful dynamic together, and the gunslinging action scenes are appropriately cool. But it all feels strangely… conventional, somehow.”


ROTTEN

Matt Patches, Thrillist

Angie Han, Mashable

Matt Singer, ScreenCrush
“For a movie based on a beloved book series, the writing is sometimes shockingly bad.”

Matt Prigge, Metro
“King has inspired plenty of terrible movies before; we guesstimate the number at around 40 to 50. But The Dark Tower has to sting.”

Kate Erbland, IndieWire
“King’s Dark Tower universe is rich with cultural reference points and is always totally unpredictable, but in cutting it down to consolidate its highlights, The Dark Tower can’t even shoot the most necessary bullets straight.”


Keep checking The Dark Tower page on Rotten Tomatoes for more reviews.

#1

The Dark Tower (2017)
16%

#1
Adjusted Score: 26.793%
Critics Consensus: Go then, there are other Stephen King adaptations than these.
Synopsis: There are other worlds than these. Stephen King's The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the... [More]
Directed By: Nikolaj Arcel

Tag Cloud

Holidays The CW 2016 Acorn TV casting El Rey space television thriller Adult Swim sitcom Thanksgiving Showtime PBS technology SDCC Biopics mockumentary Pop Reality travel adventure Reality Competition Epix TIFF LGBTQ WGN psycho NBC Trailer Countdown YouTube Red cinemax TCA 2017 Paramount Network green book Superheroes Cartoon Network 2017 Dark Horse Comics nature DC Comics Britbox politics Pixar Food Network medical drama 2018 TV Certified Fresh Pirates discovery mutant Black Mirror psychological thriller Writers Guild of America Vudu Hulu AMC Comedy Central Film Festival diversity social media President VICE Awards 45 BET award winner Oscars disaster MTV Star Trek Mary Tyler Moore crime drama Rocketman natural history Winter TV Rocky IFC Films Apple spy thriller Calendar NYCC Drama boxoffice Marvel anthology First Look RT21 E! Warner Bros. ITV VH1 CW Seed 2019 Rock Horror Comics on TV teaser witnail YA Sundance Christmas theme song Infographic IFC cooking Amazon Prime cats Fantasy Sony Pictures Comedy Video Games binge Toys Superheroe Elton John TV Land Country TCA justice league Tarantino The Arrangement Musicals HBO Universal Action based on movie Set visit comiccon science fiction period drama Chilling Adventures of Sabrina DC Universe Disney Channel TBS miniseries spider-man DirecTV SXSW Crackle cops Mary Poppins Returns MCU what to watch ABC Family composers Stephen King aliens MSNBC Tumblr Nominations adaptation golden globes police drama ratings X-Men Spring TV dc Pet Sematary PaleyFest APB dramedy talk show Cannes Columbia Pictures Brie Larson Trivia Nickelodeon Spike Freeform FX Captain marvel docudrama Quiz Red Carpet finale See It Skip It crime romance sequel CMT Character Guide anime Animation robots ESPN Masterpiece zero dark thirty vampires USA Grammys 2015 Lucasfilm DGA San Diego Comic-Con Ghostbusters transformers dceu BBC Mystery TCM E3 DC streaming service USA Network strong female leads Schedule Syfy facebook Sundance Now GLAAD TruTV crime thriller political drama Valentine's Day historical drama Super Bowl Fox News Awards Tour Cosplay blaxploitation Esquire Music crossover BBC America Marathons Shudder Sci-Fi ABC unscripted comic biography Netflix Comic Book festivals Mudbound A&E SundanceTV Best and Worst zombies Box Office Sneak Peek streaming Polls and Games American Society of Cinematographers Bravo Starz Extras Shondaland History Year in Review Tomatazos Amazon Creative Arts Emmys sports Winners CNN Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ovation TNT hist Fall TV Lifetime harry potter serial killer Interview Premiere Dates Mary poppins Summer Heroines Star Wars Lionsgate elevated horror Women's History Month 24 frames RT History New York Comic Con true crime 007 Ellie Kemper CBS All Access Kids & Family Teen Paramount cults Logo The Witch Opinion Spectrum Originals Mindy Kaling Trophy Talk Musical Martial Arts CBS zombie Anna Paquin Song of Ice and Fire Emmys Election dragons YouTube Premium supernatural doctor who FXX GIFs Podcast Nat Geo FOX jamie lee curtis National Geographic Rom-Com Disney Photos richard e. Grant war singing competition OWN GoT 21st Century Fox Western Walt Disney Pictures TLC Watching Series 20th Century Fox