Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven

  • 2005
  • PG-13
  • 144 min
  • Germany, Malta, Spain
  • action, adventure, drama
7/10

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

Director: Ridley Scott

Writer: William Monahan

Stars: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, Marton Csokas, Brendan Gleeson

Although it's an objective and handsomely presented take on the Crusades, Kingdom of Heaven lacks depth.

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Director


  • Ridley Scott
    Ridley Scott
    Scott was born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, the son of Elizabeth and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. He was raised in an Army family, meaning that for most of his early life, his father — an officer in the Royal Engineers — was absent. Ridley's older brother, Frank, joined the Merchant Navy when he was still young and the pair had little contact. During this time the...

Main Cast


Reviews


  • Stephanie Zacharek (Salon.com)

    Since we barely know what's at stake -- we're too confused and bored to care -- all this fighting means nothing to us, and yet Scott still hopes to rev us up with it.

  • Stephen Hunter (Washington Post)

    Is Orlando Bloom enough of a star to sustain a $100 million costume drama? The answer turns out to be yes.

  • David Ansen (Newsweek)

    The miscasting of the lightweight Bloom proves fatal: instead of galvanizing this epic, he sucks the energy out of it.

Content


Tagline: Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Safeguard the helpless, and do no wrong

Certificate: PG-13

Genres: action, adventure, drama, history, war

Categories: crusade, medieval times, richard the lionheart, knight, jerusalem, sword and shield, templar knight, christianity, 12th century, holy land, king richard lionheart character, saracen, sultan, walled city, palestine

Crew


Producer: Ridley Scott

Editor: Dody Dorn

Casting: Jina Jay, Antoinette Boulat, Debra Zane

Director of photography: John Mathieson

Original music composer: Harry Gregson-Williams

Costume design: Janty Yates, Louis Joon

Executive producer: Lisa Ellzey, Branko Lustig, Terry Needham

Associate producer: Teresa Kelly, Ty Warren

Production design: Arthur Max

Sound: Christopher Assells, Bryan Bowen

Details and Technical Specs


Runtime: 144 min

Country: Germany, Malta, Spain, UK, USA, Morocco

Language: English, Arabic, Italian, Latin

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Color

Also Known As


  • Cruzada (AR)
  • Königreich der Himmel (DE)
  • El reino de los cielos (ES)
  • Królestwo niebieskie (PL)
  • Le crociate - Kingdom of Heaven (IT)