Based on 224 votes and 60 reviews
As a #1 King fan there was Just soooo much missing from book. It was expectef tho cause no way can all that is told in the book can fit into a movie time span. I am hoping for sequels. What was there was interpreted very well. Loved loved loved all the images inserted thru out the Dark Tower movie from other King books/movies that only a fan would spot!
The movie was too hokey. Just a way to get out of the heat.
I never read the books but will now. The movie was great and the three main characters were well cast. I have talk to friends who have read the book and it sounds like the movie deviated from the story but what's new. I recommend people see this one on the big screen.
Too short for the story it is trying to tell. Rushed arcs, hurried development, and rapid resolutions. It should of been at least two and a half hours but they crammed it into 95 minutes. It will leave you wanting.
Knew it couldn't capture all of the books. They did get the spirit of Jake and the gunslinger. I actually enjoyed the movie despite some bad reviews.
I didn't read books, but I thought the movie was fantastic! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
It was awesome!! Just the start to more stephen king!!
Boring and slow. I actually fell asleep at one point. Very little character development and back story. I think Ron Howard fell asleep when he was producing it. Stephen King's epic story was botched here and I am very dissapointed with this result.
Loved it! I hope to see sequels to help scratch the surface of what the books offered.
we enjoyed the movie it was very very good
I loved the movie it was an amazing film !
THAT WAS AWESOME AND AMAZING
Always liked Stephen King, this is one novel I didn't read, but it is a fantastic movie, action packed, good special effects, total fantasy sci fi.
I love anything Idris Elba is in. A must see
Excellent story and effects.
This movie is very very cool!!!!!
Wonderful job capturing the feel of the book.
This movie was really great and awesome!!!
Enjoyable non-stop action.
Most excellent in every way...will see it again.
I enjoyed this movie, was not boring. actors fit their characters well..
Junk movie see it on the $6/day.
I love the Stephen King's book, but a lot different when it comes to the movie, and love how the kid and Matthew play their characters.
I haven't read the books but I've looked into them enough to have a sense of them. I am pretty sure anyone who read the books isn't going to think much of this movie. And that is totally fair. As someone who hasn't read the books, I thought it was not bad at all, and will probably watch it at least once more when it's released on dvd. And I loved Idris Elba as the Gunslinger and hope they proceed to do a television show with him followed by movie sequels as they said they were interested in doing.
This series is the most amazing thing i have ever read. This movie is probably the furthest thing from what the books are. Aside from a few cheesy lines and Roland loading his gun super fast, it didn't have anything to do with the actually books.
Absolutely terrible, Mr. King and Howard should feel very guilty cashing the $$$ they were paid for this waste of time. Read all the novels in the series and the title is were the movie stopped being based on them.
Good movie. I might end repeating the movie again soon.
COOL MOVIE WITH GREAT ACTORS!!!!!
WHERE DID THEY GET THIS PIECE OF sh*t. THE STORY HAS NO RESEMBLANCE TO THE GREAT WRITINGS OF STEVEN KING. THE GUNSLINGER IS A VISUAL EXTENTION OF KING HIMSELF. I WAS GREATLY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS REDICULOUS ATTEMT TO TELL AN EXCITING RENDITION OF A GREAT SERIES.
I loved it very good movie!!!
Of course there was no way to fit a seven book epic into a 90 minute movie, but you think they'd at least try to capture the spirit of the thing; it's how Game of Thrones continues to be great despite having been off book for some time. This is not my Roland, this is not my Mid World, this is not my Dark Tower.
At one-star, this movie is way over-rated. Garbage. I'll never buy a Lincoln after watching this crap.
Too much tell. Not nearly enough show. Not a bad for a tv episode, not not enough to represent King's best work.
Idris carries himself with a gravity that surpasses the best! MM knows the meaning of being a top notch "bad guy" and what else do you need?! Enjoy this one!
Pretty good, I'm a big Stephen King fan but the movie was a little dry, I wish they'd done a little more with the story.
Idris Elba just rocked this movie!!!!!
Matthew McConaughey has done it again! AWESOME
The movie holds its own as a good stand alone with solid acting and neat effects. However, if you are a fan of the series and have read the books, it was at times painful to watch as it loosely utilizes the lore from Stephen Kings magnum opus. 8/10 As an avid movie fan, 2/10 as a Dark Tower fan, worth going to see however.
The best since THE TWO TOWERS.
Very good future western action movie.
BORING!!! AND MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY IS UGLY!
The mumbo-jumbo/purple prose quotient was off the charts, but couldn't disguise how empty the film really is. Set your sights elsewhere.
Really enjoyed this movie....one of the summer best action movies!!!!
Best movie of the summer
Proof once again that critics should be ignored. Great movie. Rare can it be said that a movie adaption stands alone quite as well as the dark tower has accomplished. Glad it's doing so well despite the hate from the media and self described critics!!
I never read the books but I really enjoyed this movie. If you haven't read the books then you will most likely enjoy this movie
"The Dark Tower" books were probably my favorite Stephen King series. And although this movie captured some of the gist of the story, that powerful sense of wonderment and mystery that the book created was sadly missing here. There some good action scenes and I thought Matthew McConaughey played a convincing villain. However if you loved the book(s), I think you'll be disappointed in this movie. RAN