The Rock's version of Conan the Barbarian -- a clunky, primitive platform for a star who has yet to get in full touch with his inner Terminator.
Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly
The Scorpion King may look like a movie, but it feels like a food fight.
Stephen Holden — New York Times
(The Scorpion King movie review at Guardian [UK])
Dean Essner — Guardian [UK]
It's for moviegoers who like their pizzas with extra cheese.
Mike Clark — USA Today
A fairly by-the-books blend of action and romance with sprinklings of intentional and unintentional comedy.
Dan Via — Washington Post
It feels very much like barbarian lite, which is to say, it's nothing special at all.
Stephen Hunter — Washington Post
For a movie with such a misplaced sense of history, The Scorpion King seems afraid to have more fun with its own stupidity.
Wesley Morris — Boston Globe
Russell lacks the visual panache, the comic touch, and perhaps the budget of Sommers's title-bout features.
Ed Park — Village Voice
In its ragged, cheap and unassuming way, the movie works.
Bruce Westbrook — Houston Chronicle
It's big, clever-dumb fun.
Tom Maurstad — Dallas Morning News
As an actor, The Rock is aptly named.
Steven Rosen — Denver Post
Tries too hard to be hyper and not hard enough to be clever.
Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times
Another grandiose, hyperactive crock, full of lame jokes and gorgeous, stupefying images.
Michael Wilmington — Chicago Tribune
It's not hateful. It's simply stupid, irrelevant and deeply, truly, bottomlessly cynical.
Susan Stark — Detroit News
(The Scorpion King movie review at Arizona Republic)
Dean Essner — Arizona Republic
(The Scorpion King movie review at Variety)
Dennis Harvey — Variety
Feels like a joyless piece of exploitation, punctuated with embarrassing, witless dialogue.
Jonathan Foreman — New York Post
When it comes to muscle-bound action heroes, the Age of Arnie is definitely over. Give us another piece of The Rock.
Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel
Contains not a single good line or memorable action sequence.
Peter Howell — Toronto Star
Russell ... stitches together a series of stunt sequences, giving as little time as possible to dialogue and character development.
Liam Lacey — Globe and Mail
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