The Northman

The Northman

By Robert Eggers

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2022-04-22
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 2h 17min
  • Director: Robert Eggers
  • Production Company: New Regency Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
7.141/10
7.141
From 2,747 Ratings

Description

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder. With an all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe.

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Reviews

  • Interesting

    3
    By Frost dragon
    Gritty and raw after a bizarre start. Powerful film but slow and I wouldn’t need to watch it twice.
  • I actually quite liked it

    5
    By IamRVP
    It’s good
  • Disappointing

    1
    By Harry Potter connoisseur
    This movie should have been great but the plot is all over the place, cliched violence without a thread of the story - what has happened to American movies? Big budget, good Actors but poorly constructed story. Wished I had not purchased it as could not finish the movie.
  • Fate of Norns

    4
    By NickDT83
    This is a visually arresting and gripping adventure yarn, which sees a Viking raider hell bent on revenge on those who wronged him in his childhood. The arresting locations and scenery, a particularly impressive raid on a village, and Bjork in a great cameo are some of the highlights. If you’re a fan of Eggers previous films, The VVitch and The Lighthouse, then you know you’re in for an atmospheric treat here. Even if it is a slightly “watered down” version of what he’d likely have made had this not been a major studio, big budget release. Well worth checking out.
  • Everybody dies.

    3
    By jackyboi
    That’s it.
  • Great Imagery

    4
    By bwiancohen
    I went into this film hoping for something good as I loved Eggers’ other films. I wasn’t disappointed. Looks great. Acting is excellent. Don’t expect a popcorn flick. It’s harder and meaner than that.
  • Didn’t gel or make sense

    2
    By Sparky1968
    A visual spectacle that really was amazing at the cinema. Such a shame that it really didn’t work. Lots or testosterone and grunting. Plenty of beautiful bodies trying to look normal and not sculpted. I guess this is trying ti be gritty but it just didn’t work.
  • Pretentious

    1
    By Boomjunkie
    I remember the media giving this 5 stars when it was first released in cinemas, so I’ve been looking forward to seeing this, but be warned, it’s nowhere near a 5 star film! It’s boring, pretentious and lacking a good story. The violence is lame and the dialogue is uninspired. So at 2.5 hours long, I only got through it as I was sure it had to get better, but it didn’t! So read this and go do something else with that time!
  • Enjoyable

    4
    By JosephlouisUK
    Solid movie
  • Disappointing

    2
    By Normjac
    The CGI magic made the NI locations into a quite convincing Iceland but the characters were far less convincing. This is a poor man's "Vikings" that doesn't live up to the encouraging reviews. I wish I hadn't bothered.

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