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The Reckoning back to product details

Medieval mystery shenanigans
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written by talltale August 4, 2004 - 3:55 PM PDT
5 out of 6 members found this review helpful
Time and place are all important to the middling mystery THE RECKONING, which plunks a troupe of medieval actors into a castle town where a string of murders has been happening--then lets the "fun" begin. The visuals here are terrific, nicely capturing the look and feel of this distant period. The most interesting and amusing parts of the movie have to do with how plays were performed during this period--and the beginnings of a change from religious-inspired pieces to what might almost be called "reality" theatre. Paul Bettany is a mysterious ex-priest with a secret or two and Willem Dafoe plays a relatively humane character for a change (Willem Dafriend?). It's nice to see Gina McKee, Brian Cox and Vincent Cassel, too, though none are given much to do. This is not a great film by any means--but I doubt you'll feel your RECKONING time was wasted.

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