The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)



Critic Consensus: Just ordinary. LXG is a great premise ruined by poor execution.

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Allan Quatermain, the world's greatest adventurer, leads a legion of superheroes the likes of which the world has never seen. Quatermain's extraordinary League is comprised of Captain Nemo, Dracula vampiress Mina Harker, an invisible man Rodney Skinner, American secret service agent Sawyer, Dorian Gray, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde and M--the League's enigmatic recruiter. The League members are staunch individualists, outcasts in fact, with checkered pasts and singular gifts that have been both blessing and curse. Now they must learn to trust each other and work as a team for the very hope of civilization. With little preparation and no time to lose, they will be transported via Captain Nemo's extraordinary submarine, the Nautilus, to the frontline of defense: Venice, Italy. There, a masked madman known as the Fantom plans to sabotage a conference of world leaders by setting off a domino chain of explosions, sinking the entire city. The threat is catastrophic, the risks are staggering. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen has 96 hours to save the world.

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Sean Connery
as Allan Quatermain
Naseeruddin Shah
as Captain Nemo
Peta Wilson
as Mina Harker
Tony Curran
as Rodney Skinner
Shane West
as Tom Sawyer
Stuart Townsend
as Dorian Gray
Jason Flemyng
as Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde
Max Ryan
as Dante
Tom Goodman-Hill
as Sanderson Reed
Robert Willox
as Constable Dunning
Mariano Titanti
as Edgar Shreave
Robert Orr
as Running Officer
Michael McGuffie
as Copper No. 1
Joel Kirby
as Copper No. 2
Marek Vasut
as Soldier
Michal Grun
as Assassin No. 3
Robert Vahey
as Elderly Hunter
Sylvester Morand
as Old Traveler
Huggy Leaver
as Hansom Cab Driver
Pavel Bezdek
as Marksman No. 1
Stanislav Adamickij
as Marksman No. 2
James Babson
as Marksman No. 3
San Shella
as Terrified Crewman
Ellen Savaria
as Recordist
Riz Meedin
as Venice Conning Tower Crewman
Sartaj Garewal
as Rocket Room Crewman
Neran Persaud
as Crewman Patel
Andrew Rajan
as Headphones Crewman
Aftab Sachak
as Breathless Crewman
Guy Singh Digpal
as Signal Crew Man
Harmage Singh Kalirai
as Crewman Chandra
Brian Caspe
as Guard No. 1
Rene Hajek
as Flame Thrower
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Critic Reviews for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

All Critics (185) | Top Critics (49)

It's big, silly, and entertaining, and even its most naked franchise ambitions feel fun rather than frustrating, because they're so blatant.

March 9, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sadly, the rot sets in just over the halfway mark when the action loses its identity of fustian heroism and degenerates into another arcade video game of mundane destruction. A pity.

January 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Enough deaths here for a more restrictive rating.

December 28, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A stiff.

April 26, 2007

No matter how troubled the shoot was, the movie was shanghaied from the off, courtesy of Hollywood's dependence on market-defined 'success'.

December 30, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

... the effects and sets are marvellously fantastical and there are one or two neat comical allusions to the heroes' literary roots. But where's the excitement, the thrills, the tension, the style?

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen


Stemming from a highly intriguing concept from Alan Moore's graphic novel, Stephen Norrington assembles The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Taking about 105 minutes to save the world, the plot line comes up a little flat, although not necessarily one to drag. The abundance of characters to follow is a highlight that keeps things on the move, despite some minor, yet sufficient, background for them.

In the grand scheme of things, there isn't a whole lot that stands out about the action, but there is enough to qualify this as an action adventure. The CG is more than adequate, but not amazingly extraordinary.

Sean Connery portrays a solid lead in Allan Quartermain. Peta Wilson, Shane West, and Richard Roxburgh, among many others, fill a recognizable supporting cast.

A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen lacks some sophistication; however it gets by with its characters and concept.

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JY Skacto

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A mind-blowing and adrenaline-pumping action-packed adventure with great special effects, great story, great characters and non-stop fun that fuel this sensational film. Sean Connery proves he can still save the day. A great and exceptional cast of talents. An incredibly fun and ultra thrilling movie. An exhilarating and breathtaking thrill-machine from start to finish. You will love it. It`s The Avengers of the 19th century with some of the most mesmerizing heroes, villains and anti-heroes of their time, and coming to our time with awesome force. A tremendously exciting good time that deserves a look or two.

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Al S

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