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  • 25
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    There are six standard types of violence in film these days: Tarantino, comic book, Scorsese, martial arts, horror and stupid. For stupid, look no further than Centurion. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Marshall shows off the breathtaking landscape, but with interiors, he populates the ale houses and encampments with cliches - like dueling female warriors, one a mute and the other a white-haired vixen. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Centurion delivers some large-scale action but plays almost like a Roman-era Western in its depiction of a few soldiers trying to get home alive after the slaughter of their comrades. show more

  • 70
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    If you're like me, and you find yourself retreating to a safe place in your mind whenever human beings are being graphically decapitated on screen, you'll spend the majority of Centurion, horror maestro (The Descent) Neil Marshall's Roman bloodbath, on psychological lockdown. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Marshall, who helmed the underrated horror film, "The Descent," has a flair for the visual. Some of the mountainscapes, captured by use of a helicopter, are nothing short of spectacular. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The profanity is delightful. And the general atmosphere is grim. The movie just isn't terribly inspired. show more

  • 50
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Even if the movie had more shadings, though, Marshall's political point would undo his he-man action-flick format. If you're looking for a rallying cry to make the emotions sizzle, "Quagmire!" isn't it. show more

  • 60
    Dan Jolin Empire

    A gritty, brutal chase movie that's more about swords (and spears, and axes) than sandals - although it could have done with a lot more character-meat on those bones. show more

  • 60
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    It's prime B-movie material put through the Ridley Scott Cuisinart. show more

  • 20
    Wade Major Boxoffice Magazine

    To say that Marshall's technique is so low-brow it may as well be a moustache is being kind--at best this is the sort of lazy, ambitionless hackery that can lead both filmmakers and audiences to write off a genre for dead--or at least until a more skilled storyteller is able to do it right. show more

  • January 22, 2012 .
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    Decent film--- \"tired\" story of the 9yh, but good

  • June 26, 2011 Inge
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    Who wrote this junk ? Pointless film . I did enjoy the landscapes . Script is anachronistic .

  • September 04, 2010 pepap7
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    Fast paced action adventure movie , good story line good acting well worth the movie ticket

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