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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.

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


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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