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Beowulf

(2007)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sexual material and nudity.

PG-13 In Theaters 11/16/2007 , 114min.
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72%
Viewer score based on 19 ratings
59%
Critic score based on 35 reviews

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April 05, 2011
johnealexander1
i liked it u morons!!!
May 22, 2008
leader745
Previous reviewers are correct in comparing this to a video game. That is about its speed. The graphics were cheaply done, the story line was non-existant and the characters were poorly realized. Overall, a rip-off. I was bored after the first ten minutes.
May 22, 2008
srg5991
this movie really stink the only good part is with Anglina Jolie the movie was so bad it put me to sleep i had to skipp some parts of the movie so i can stay awake the guy who made must been drunk or on drugs
May 22, 2008
obladidi
Despite the opinions of learned AP high school kids and rabid fans of the groundbreaking Shrek trilogy, get to IMAX as soon as you're able. This movie will not win an Oscar or even a Golden Globe. And even though it has a PG-13 rating, you might have to leave the preacher at church and the infant at home. It is a beautifully violent experience, more akin to a thrill ride than a movie. True, the
May 22, 2008
geoffreygovan
I was not impressed. I thought Shrek would make a cameo.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Claudia Puig
USA Today
Beowulf couldn't be less faithful to the original epic poem, and that's actually a good thing for moviegoers. It's a lot more fun than the mythic adventure most of us read in school. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Slate
Could call Zemeckis subtle; but his style Well suits the poem's crude and earthy brawn. Comic-Con geeks and cinephiles alike Will gape at the resplendent imagery (But don ye specs, and see it in 3-D). Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Regardless of the medium, this is an effectively brutal story of swords, sorcery, demons, and heroes, with an Oedipal hint or two thrown in for flavor. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Beowulf deserves to be taken semiseriously; its eye candy is mixed with narrative fiber and dramatic protein. But it begs to be taken frivolously. Effects have grown so exciting in the realm of the third dimension that you just sit there all agog behind your polarizing glasses. Full Review
Justin Chang
Variety
For all its visual sweep and propulsively violent action, this bloodthirsty rendition of the Old English epic can't overcome the disadvantage of being enacted by digital waxworks rather than flesh-and-blood Danes and demons. Full Review

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