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Release Date: July 7th, 2006

DVD Release Date: August 7th, 2006

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 Skarsgård, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Sarah Polley, Eddie Marsan, Tony Curran, Rory McCann, Ronan Vibert

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

Production Co: Endgame Entertainment, Spice Factory, Film Workshop Ltd., Arclight Films, Icelandic Film Corporation

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • We're more likely to snicker at this marauding monster than scream. show more

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