The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower
  • 2017
  • 1h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel
  • Cast: Katheryn Winnick, Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey
  • UK release: 18 August 2017

Gunslinger Roland (Elba) engages the help of New York teenager Jake (Taylor) in a battle to save the titular tower from the menacing Man in Black (McConaughey). Writer-director Arcel turns King’s dark book into a disappointing YA adventure with little tension or gravitas, and Elba’s charm is offset by McConaughey’s unintentionally comical impersonation of Viggo Mortensen.

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The Dark Tower

16 Aug 20172 stars

Sanitised adaptation of Stephen King's sinister book series, with Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba

A big-screen version of Stephen King's Dark Tower book series has been in the works intermittently since 2007 with JJ Abrams and Ron Howard attached at different stages. The task eventually landed with Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) who directs and…

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