Solomon Kane

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  104 min.
Release Date: September 28, 2012
DVD: August 20, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 4.73
based on 60 votes and 28 reviews
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Cast: James Purefoy, Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Jason Flemyng, Max von Sydow


Armed with a rapier and flintlock pistols, Solomon Kane dresses in black, his pale face and cold eyes shadowed by a hat. He is a true rogue, blasting and slashing forward on a mission of pillage and plunder in war-torn North Africa in the late 1500s. When the devil lays claim to his hopelessly corrupt soul, Kane escapes only to face the sobering truth: in order to seek redemption, he must renounce his wicked ways and devote himself wholly to a pious life. His newfound piety is put to the test when he is forced to return to his murderous ways to save England from the grasp of evil.

Director: Michael J. Bassett
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Samuel Hadida, Paul Berrow
Screenplay: Michael J. Bassett
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  • 5 stars "Excellent action packed movie with compelling story of redemption. James Purefoy is brilliant as Solomon Kane.... I can’t think of an actor who could do the role better. James is Solomon. The fight scenes are breathtaking and the special effects very well done. The viewer grows to love Solomon and root for him in his quest to vanquish evil. I just saw this on NetFlix and was astonished that the film was shot in 2009! Why didn’t I hear of it sooner? The box office was apparently disappointing at half the film’s modest budget of $40 million. I can only think that it was not marketed very well. This film beats so many others of its genre at 1/3rd or less the budget, eg Matt Dameon’s Great Wall. I can see why there was a campaign to film a sequel. With a little more marketing push... this should make a a lot of money!"
  • 5 stars "One of my favourite movies - and luckily living in Germany I had the opportunity to watch it already about three years ago. It´s a joy to watch Purefoy acting, showing at first the evil Captain, then the refined penitent and at last the uncompromising fighter! I would have liked to watch it on the big screen!"
  • 5 stars "Amazing, Amazing, Amazing, Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!! Did I mention F'n AMAZING?!!!"