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Synopsis

The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where "the world has moved on" in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

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Trivia

  • Daniel Craig, Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen, Javier Bardem, and Mads Mikkelsen were all considered for the lead role before Idris Elba was cast.
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Goofs

  • During the bus scene, the drink can is opened twice.
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Quotes

    • Roland Deschain: I do not aim with my hand. He who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. I aim with my eye. I do not shoot with my hand. He who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. I shoot with my mind. I do not kill with my gun. He who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father. I kill with my heart.
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The actors portrayed the characters spot on. It has nods to the book for long time fans, however it borrows elements from so many of the books that it is unclear where it can go. That said the visuals are amazing, and it was probably made to appeal to a wider audience rather than just the readers. Overall, it is an interesting fresh take on the series as a whole.

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Michael R
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I've waited 15 years to see this series come to life, I was not disappointed. Amazing!

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Metacritic

40
Aug 3, 2017

Idris Elba makes for a dashing, haunted gunslinger assigned to safeguard the universe, but whether it’s Matthew McConaughey’s hammy turn as an all-powerful villain or the generic effects work, The Dark Tower proves to be a movie filled with faint ambitions and an even weaker pulse.

Metacritic review by Tim Grierson
Tim Grierson
Screen International
50
Aug 2, 2017

Though satisfying enough to please many casual moviegoers drawn in by King's name and stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, it will likely disappoint many serious fans and leave other newbies underwhelmed.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
30
Aug 2, 2017

Even when the movie around him is total garbage nonsense, it is fun to watch Idris Elba; the way he walks, the way he stares at people with eyes blazing with intensity. He is an ideal action hero. He looks like the coolest man who ever lived in his fantasy Western garb, and he moves with a rare combination of grace and force, like the greatest possible combination of Gene Kelly and Chow Yun-Fat. He makes an amazing Gunslinger. Sadly, he’s trapped in a not-very-good Gunslinger movie.

Metacritic review by Matt Singer
Matt Singer
ScreenCrush