IRONCLAD (Theatrical Release UK 2011)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

—a gory bloodbath—takes the viewer into the world of Britain’s King John’s signage of the Magna Carta. Depicts the struggle between the Knights Templar at Rochester Castle as they attempt a last ditch stand against King John. Contains nudity, incidents of cruelty, definitely not a movie for children. The movie starts slow; it cannot be faulted for its execution or its war scenes.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


British King John (Paul Giamatti) hires Danish mercenaries to retract his signage of the Magna Carta.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Jonathan English for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Glenn Kendrick Ackermann, Alastair Burlingham, Adam Betteridge, Christian Arnold-Beutel, Graham Begg, Evan Astrowsky, Jamie Carmichael, Linda James, Steve Robbins, James Gibb, Mark Foligno, John Evangelides, Uwe Feuersenger, Deepak Sikka, David Rogers, Tilo Seiffert, and Marcus Schoferfor making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Thomas Marshal (James Purefoy), Baron William d’Aubigny (Brian Cox), Lady Isabel (Kate Mara), Baron Reginald de Cornhill (Derek Jacobi), Archbishop Langton (Charles Dance), Gil Becket (Jason Flemyng), Jedediah Coteral (Jamie Foreman), Daniel Marks (Mackenzie Crook), and Joseph Wulfstan (Rhys Parry Jones).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Despite excessively realistic war scenes within the realm of entertainment, this is a good adult watch.

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