The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower

By Nikolaj Arcel

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2017-08-04
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Director: Nikolaj Arcel
  • Production Company: MRC
  • Production Country: South Africa, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 4,030 Ratings


Based on the best-selling book series by highly-acclaimed author Stephen King, in the parallel realm of Mid-World, the once-respected Gunslinger Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has abandoned his ancient oath to protect the Tower that is being threatened by the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) who seeks to destroy it and life across the universe. In New York City, teenager Jake has recurring visions that signal the end of the universe and when he stumbles upon a hidden portal he travels to Mid-World, meets Roland and the two must embark on an adventure to find the Man in Black and save the Tower.





    By bwcary
    I’m not sure who this movie is for- definitely not the fans of the books. It is simply the WORST adaptation of an epic story that you could possibly imagine. DO NOT watch this movie.
  • I Got the Tower

    By RAN1156
    Solid movie, great characters with just enough backstory to move the drama into the action. The young man's relationship with his parents was enough but not over done. His relationship with the gunslinger builds appropriately. I would have loved this as a longer movie, so that the could delve further into the background of the other verse and it's history. Overall a very different movie.
  • Untentionally hailrious and Stephen King lost his fate

    By Nicholas becerra
    There are few problems with The Dark Tower because this movie not only destroyed the magic from Stephen King's novel which i read before i watched the film and judging by the movie Matthew McConnaughey was poorly casted in the film and so as Idris Elba who was also miss casted in the film as well. Either way The Dark Tower is untentionally hailrious, cliche and totally misses the mark from the actual novel because of it's poorly shot action scenes and wooden acting to punch up this terrible disappointment of a film.
  • Great movie!

    By Lakeboy4891
    This is a great continuation of the novels. Thoroughly enjoyed this movie.
  • Cseverance

    By Cindie 123
    A great adaptation of the books. I enjoyed it a lot.

  • Bad movie for anyone over 14

    By Etienne95616
    Some reviews suggest that having two great actors in the movie make it bearable. It doesn't. Great actors cannot overocme a cliche plot, insipid characters, trite dialogue, and an utterly predictable plot. The movie is nice for children, akin to Van Damme movies of the 80s with special effects taking the place of martial arts--you won't care about any characters and in the end you know who will win. Had to skim through some parts to avoid just turning off this one.
  • Good movie on 2nd viewing!

    By Macmelody
    I didn’t much care for this movie, not understanding it. I’ve watched the movie more and I do understand it and love the movie better than the first time. I recommend watching it again!
  • Not that bad.

    By jak3Nbake
    Completely putting the book aside and going purely in as a film review, I enjoyed it. I have read up to the wastelands so I may be almost unbiased. But Elba puts in some serious lines and Matt Mcon isnt to terrible either. This movie is a rent at least.
  • Ka is like a circle

    By JTdesign
    Ever curious what might have happned after the end of the books? This movie is one possible cycle. With that in mind, I was able to enjoy the film for what it is without getting hung up on thougths like "that's not how it happened in the books." However, I do wish it was a little longer – it felt rushed – and I missed certain characters from the books – but I really enjoyed seeing Elba's Roland. Jake seemed about right, and McConaughey's Walter was better than I expected.