BD Review: ‘Ironclad’ is “Extraordinarily Violent, With an Orgy of Slashings”!

Opening in limited theaters July 8 from ARC Entertainment is Jonathan English’s Ironclad, which stars Paul Giamatti, Jason Flemyng and Brian Cox. We haven’t been covering the film because, well, does it really look like we should? Still, our website name IS “Bloody” “Disgusting”, so any film that’s shrouded with gore deserves a bit of recognition. Below you’ll find a supercharged clip jam-packed with bloody carnage, while you can also read our official review by clicking the title above.

With the standoff covering months of stasis and starvation, English extends Ironclad past its expiration date. After a rousing opener, the picture settles into a routine of exposition and conflict that weakens the overall pace. It limps to a conclusion, yet Ironclad sustains a convincing posture of heroism and self-defense. Though derivative, it remains hearty and vividly destructive to the final moments.


Synopsis: “A Medieval ‘Magnificent Seven’, that combines the visceral, stylized action of ‘300’ with the impassioned heroism and romance of ‘Braveheart.’ IRONCLAD is an ultra-violent action thriller that tells the true story of a motley crew of tough, battle hardened warriors, who withstood several brutal and bloody months under siege, in a desperate bid to defend their country’s freedom. Film stars Paul Giamatti, Kate Mara, James Purefoy and Brian Cox and directed by Jonathan English.

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