The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower

By Nikolaj Arcel

  • Genre: Western
  • Release Date: 2017-02-16
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 34min
  • Director: Nikolaj Arcel
  • Production Company: Imagine Entertainment
  • Production Country: South Africa, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
From 1,869 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.




  • Just bad

    The only things entertaining are all the fake positive reviews. Movie was terrible. Major disappointment. I wouldn’t even say based on the books.
  • Movie so wack don’t waste ya time

    By Stevenm98
  • Great Movie

    By joanyangel
    Lots of action through the movie that keeps you watching. Great acting. Just get lost in it because it's really good!
  • Slow To Start..But Finishes Well

    By I gotta 5 STAR app!!!
    Probably picked the wrong chapters to showcase, but finishes well.
  • One Star

    By ajf0224
    Terrible movie. Nothing like the book. Such a shame since the books were so good. I now know why it was only 99 cents to rent. Although I would strongly discourage anyone from watching the movie, I’d highly recommend the books!
  • Not terrible, not great

    By Rambo8649
    I expected this to be a bomb from the ratings. Fortunately, it wasn't that bad..its not a 16%, thats not fair. The acting and directing are really good. I know nothing about the mythology and never knew this was a book beforehand. The reason this only gets three stars is becauser the concept is so stupid..I wasvery underehelmed with the concept.
  • F#*k Rotten tomatoes 🍅! (This time)

    By BillyMedia
    Excellent! I want to read the series. Just plain awesome movie 🎥. Rotten tomatoes got it wrong this time (if you have stock in them and often I do myself). If your a kid at heart, have a ravenous imagination and like sci fi I think you would enjoy this movie, as I did.
  • a disgrace to the books

    By Anna E Moose
    stephen king didn't write 4,330 pages of magic and action to be handed this pile of trash. "based on the novels of stephen king" is a huge overstatement.
  • Great movie!

    By RickyHoops
    Not boring, good plot, it was a solid A+ movie enjoyable.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Gone Rotten

    By frydespresso
    For all the garbage flicks Rotten Tomatoes rates in the high 90’s, this movie is rated in the teens. Though it’s probably more in the 3.8 range, it was entertaining and pleasantly surprising given such low ratings. Good action sequences, overall good acting and an interesting storyline. If you want to be entertained, give it a try. If you’re praying at the altar or Rotten, give The Witch a watch and enjoy your nap.