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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Orlando Bloom
Liam Neeson
David Thewlis
Eva Green
Jeremy Irons
Brandan Gleeson
Alexander Siddig
Marton Csokas
Ghassan Massoud
Directors
Ridley Scott
Screenwriters
William Monahan
Running Time
144 minutes

Kingdom Of Heaven
Orlando arises a Knight in Sir Ridley Scott's latest epic


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Kingdom Of Heaven

Plot
Jerusalem, The late 12th century. The Christians occupy the city as the capital of their young crusader state; the Islamic Saracens want it back. As the teetering truce between them finally falters and war begins, a young knight named Balian (Orlando Bloom), striving to hold onto to his principals, steps into the breach. He finds it is a struggle that will test everything he stands for.


Verdict
It’s so gorgeous you’ll forgive it a lot, but this is a frustratingly thin epic. You’re left wanting more exposition, more character development, the tidying up of loose ends. Is there a much better, longer film that’s been denied us?


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