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Ironclad (2011) Movie Information

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Kate Mara
Jason Flemyng
Derek Jacobi
Paul Giamatti
James Purefoy
Brian Cox





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In the 13th Century King John signs the historic Magna Carta, but within months the tyrannical monarch goes back on his word and assembles a mercenary army to take back control. A group of Templar knights defends Rochester Castle in the face of this deception. -- Chris Kavan

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Ean Vali 11/29/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Can not say it is representable according to the historyline. Lots of blood and hack and slash scenes. Do nit expect a history lesson but a hell lot of action.

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Chris Kavan 10/12/2011 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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Medieval action and lots of violence - if that's what you're looking for, that's what you'll get. Swords, arrows, blunt force trauma - while the film is based on actual events, don't look for a history lesson - this is all spectacle, no substance. Ham acting and buckets of blood - that's what you'll get.

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10/30/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Ironclad" by Yojimbo

A former Knight Templar and a band of rebel soldiers defend a strategically vital castle against the mercenary forces of the cruel and ruthless King John. Ironclad is basically a medieval Rio Bravo. It actually captures the rain and grime soaked bloodiness of medieval battle rather well and has a nice sense of period. James Purefoy makes a suitably intense hero, Brian Cox is as fun as always in his preferred typecast of larger than life, earthy nobleman and Derek Jacobi adds some Thespian credibility top the proceedings. The biggest problem is that there's not much to the plot; two hours is rather a long running time for a story that is little more than one long sword fight and the dreaded wobbly cam rears its unwelcome head during the otherwise impressively staged battle sequences. As a ...

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