The Three Musketeers

  • PG
  • Stephen Herek (1993)
  • US
  • 101 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Richard Lester's knockabout, anarchic 1973 take on Alexandre Dumas's classic is unlikely to be surpassed, and this version for the grown-up Brat Pack is misconceived from start to finish. Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen and Oliver Platt are the swashbuckling trio, Chris O'Donnell is the idealistic D'Artagnan who joins their cause and Rebecca De Mornay the sinister Milady. The aim looks to have been a sort of "Young Swords", but the Americanisations constantly jar and the action set pieces are clumsily handled by director Stephen Herek.

Plot Summary

Swashbuckling comedy adventure starring Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland and Chris O'Donnell. In 17th-century France, three musketeers and their eager young recruit D'Artagnan, try to stop the evil Cardinal Richelieu in his plot to dethrone the king.

Cast and crew

Cast

Aramis
Charlie Sheen
Athos
Kiefer Sutherland
D'Artagnan
Chris O'Donnell
Porthos
Oliver Platt
Cardinal Richelieu
Tim Curry
Milady
Rebecca De Mornay
Queen Anne
Gabrielle Anwar
Rochefort
Michael Wincott
Girad / Jussac
Paul McGann
Constance
Julie Delpy
King Louis
Hugh O'Conor

Crew

Director
Stephen Herek

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Some violence.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy
Drama