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Kingdom of Heaven (4-May-2005)

Director: Ridley Scott

Writer: William Monahan

Keywords: Romantic Drama

Historical epic follows a man's unlikely adventures during the bloodiest days of the Crusades.

ABSTRACT
The twelfth century was a time of great change in post-B.C. human history, with the cataclysmic Crusades looking to shape European and Middle Eastern destiny for ages to come. Caught amidst the chaos is Bailan, a humble blacksmith arriving in Jerusalem following the loss of his family and various other challenges to his faith; through the lens of director Ridley Scott, we see how a series of serendipitous events shape our protagonist into a courageous man and unlikely savior of his adopted community.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Orlando Bloom
Actor
13-Jan-1977   Lord of the Rings
Marton Csokas
Actor
30-Jun-1966   Borias on Xena, Warrior Princess
Jon Finch
Actor
2-Mar-1942 28-Dec-2012 Frenzy
Brendan Gleeson
Actor
29-Mar-1955   Mad-Eye Moody
Iain Glen
Actor
24-Jun-1961   Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Philip Glenister
Actor
10-Feb-1963   Gene Hunt on Life on Mars
Eva Green
Actor
5-Jul-1980   The Dreamers
Jeremy Irons
Actor
19-Sep-1948   Dead Ringers
Kevin McKidd
Actor
9-Aug-1973   Trainspotting
Liam Neeson
Actor
7-Jun-1952   Rob Roy, Gangs of New York
Edward Norton
Actor
18-Aug-1969   Fight Club
Michael Sheen
Actor
5-Feb-1969   Welsh stage actor
Alexander Siddig
Actor
21-Nov-1965   Dr. Julian Bashir on DS9
David Thewlis
Actor
20-Mar-1963   Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Ulrich Thomsen
Actor
6-Dec-1963   Adams Apples

REVIEWS

Review by majyka (posted on 2-Jul-2007)

Some nice camera angles and special effects during battle scenes are the only attraction to seeing the rest of the film after Ed Norton's leprous king dies. Ridley Scott tried, but mediocre at best acting from nearly all of the cast (except Norton) makes this one an easy pass. Orlando Bloom is an insufferable and annoying lead. Or, watch until Norton's character exits and then if the plot is really getting to you, read the rest on Wikipedia. I wouldn'tve understood half of what was going on if I hadn't cheated and read about it first.


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