Conan the Barbarian
A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.
There’s little satisfaction for the audience in this uninspired sword-and-sorcery adventure…
– Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
It’s like an expensive B-movie that makes a lot of noise but signifies absolutely nothing.
– Derek Malcolm, This is London
A missed chance. There’s a good foundation to build on, but the immediate film is let down by a lacklustre story and god-awful script.
– James Wright, Little White Lies
Fourteen-year-old boys will wriggle with glee as Conan cuts down his opponents with his Cimmerian steel blade and manhandles bare-breasted women by the gaggle.
– Jonathan W. Hickman, Paste Magazine