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Beowulf & Grendel

R In Theaters 07/7/2006 , 102min.
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Village Voice
It's good, bloody fun that stirs the intellect whenever it feels like it, and as a swashbuckler, the dead-game Butler outswings just about anyone in Troy or Kingdom of Heaven or Tristan & Isolde. Full Review
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
Filmed in Iceland, Beowulf & Grendel is beautiful, grungy and a little too tasteful for its own good. You can practically feel the filmmakers yearning to have Beowulf and Grendel go all Rambo on each other. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
Credit Icelandic director Sturla Gunnarsson for having an ambitious vision: He took a look at the eighth-century epic poem "Beowulf" and decided he could cut it down to size. And he has, for better and worse. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
Gunnarsson's film ultimately lacks the grandeur and wit necessary to make the legend fully come alive. Still, the film does offer certain kicks to those who like their action films infused with fantastical elements and benefits greatly from its highly effective lead performances. Full Review
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
A muscular, ardently naturalistic retelling of the ninth-century Anglo-Saxon saga. Full Review

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