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R| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
A Danish king (Stellan Skarsgard) recruits a foreign warrior (Gerard Butler) to battle the vengeful son (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson) of a slaughtered troll.

Cast: Gerard Butler , Stellan Skarsgard , Ingvar E. Sigurdsson , Sarah Polley , Eddie Marsan , Tony Curran , Rory McCann , Ronan Vibert

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

Beowulf & Grendel (2005)

Release Date: July 7th, 2006|1 hr. 43 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • Imagine the worst "Deadwood" episode ever, and you'll get an idea of the general tone of Beowulf & Grendel, which is full of anachronistic cursing, tortured syntax, dark humor and lots of hairy, homely, filthy-looking people. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 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. show more

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