The Three Musketeers (1993)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy


The Three Musketeers (1993) Poster

France, 1625: Young d'Artagnan heads to Paris to join the Musketeers but the evil cardinal's disbanded them - save 3. He meets the 3, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, and joins them on their quest to save the king and country.


6.4/10
47,714

Videos


Photos

  • Chris O'Donnell and Michael Wincott in The Three Musketeers (1993)
  • Chris O'Donnell and Kiefer Sutherland in The Three Musketeers (1993)
  • Stephen Herek in The Three Musketeers (1993)
  • Rebecca De Mornay in The Three Musketeers (1993)
  • Kiefer Sutherland in The Three Musketeers (1993)
  • Chris O'Donnell in The Three Musketeers (1993)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


18 September 2018 | DeuceWild_77
7
| Lighthearted version of the Dumas' classic with a good cast, especially Oliver Platt & Michael Wincott who steal the movie with inspiring performances.
Produced by Walt Disney Studios and loosely based on the Alexandre Dumas père epic 'cloak and sword' romance novel, "The Three Musketeers" is a lighthearted action / adventure flick plenty of humor with a good cast of (then) young stars, some of them coming from previous collaborations such as "Young Guns" or "Flatliners".

Director Stephen Herek ("Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"; "The Mighty Ducks") and the screenwriter David Loughery ("Dreamscape"; "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier") gave it a modern twist to some of the dialogue and situations and the result is a fresh take on an all time classic, a 'popcorn flick' that entertains without insulting the audience.

The characters are colorful enough; the humor works; the pace is frantic and the action sequences are mostly, well done, the movie never gets boring and the cast delivers appropriate performances, from the over the top cheesy villain of "Mr. Rocky Horror Picture Show", Tim Curry as the malevolent Cardinal Richelieu to the more serious in tone, but way effective, Rebecca De Mornay as Milady de Winter.

Chris O'Donnell & Gabrielle Anwar, fresh from their breakthrough roles alongside Al Pacino in Martin Brest's "Scent of a Woman", play respectively D'Artagnan and Queen Anne of Austria, with Hugh O'Connor (the young Christy Brown in "My Left Foot") as her husband, King Louis XIII of France. O'Donnell displays well on-screen the reckless Gascon who dreams to be an honored Musketeer like his late father.

Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland, together again after "Young Guns", play the (not so) religious Aramis and the regretful Athos, with Oliver Platt stealing all the Three Musketeers' scenes as the flamboyant 'bon-vivant', Porthos. Sheen got the top billing due to his star status back in '93, but his character is the emptiest in story arc and the Musketeer with less screentime (and less memorable, too).

Michael Wincott, forever the 'baddie' ("Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves"; "The Crow"; "1492 - Conquest of Paradise") is once again, excellent portraying an evil character as Captain Rochefort.

Julie Delpy's role as Constance is too small for even get some consideration and Paul McGann in the dual role of the D'Artagnan's fellow Gascon with a feud, Girard and one of the Cardinal's guards, De Jussac plays both differently as if it were not the same actor.

In short, if a viewer wants to watch a more sober, closer to the book and much longer adaptation of this all time classic, should check the Salkind's produced epics of the 70's directed by Richard Lester and starred by Michael York as D'Artagnan; Oliver Reed as Athos; Richard Chamberlain as Aramis; Faye Dunaway as Milady De Winter and Charlton Heston as the Cardinal, if not, and just want to spend less than 2 hours of pure escapism, this version is the one to get.

Fans of movies such as "Young Guns", "The Rocketeer", "The Mummy" or "The Mask of Zorro" will appreciate this unpretentious, but entertaining flick.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



More Like This

The Rocketeer

The Rocketeer

Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings

Tall Tale

Tall Tale

Operation Dumbo Drop

Operation Dumbo Drop

Sister Act

Sister Act

Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride

3 Men and a Baby

3 Men and a Baby

The Mighty Ducks

The Mighty Ducks

Hook

Hook

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

George of the Jungle

George of the Jungle

Iron Will

Iron Will

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Romance

What to Watch: "Mrs. Maisel," "Vikings," and More

Save yourself from endless browsing with our list of top TV picks for the week, including a 16-time Emmy winner, the final season of "Vikings," and Scarlett Johansson's latest film.

Watch our video

Featured on IMDb

Check out the action from New York Comic Con check out what IMDb editors are watching this month, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com