Jeremy of We Got This Covered wrote, "It’s no surprise that Conan the Barbarian (2011) is a dull and lifeless picture. Director Marcus Nispel is known for taking popular films and remaking them with little spirit. He’s a gun for hire and his latest reboot is full of bloody violence, a digestible story and paper thin characters. Conan only works because of leading star Jason Momoa, who gives it his all despite the poor efforts by the rest of the cast and lack of direction by Nispel. It’s not an over-the-top violent romp of a film that can be enjoyed with popcorn and it’s not a good quality film with a gripping tale to be told. Conan the Barbarian (2011) is a pointless reboot that breaks no barriers and offers nothing new."