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Release Date: November 16th, 2007

DVD Release Date: February 26th, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
In the age of heroes, a mighty warrior named Beowulf (Ray Winstone) arrives at the court of King Hrothgar (Anthony Hopkins) and offers to rid the kingdom of a vicious demon called Grendel. He successfully slays the beast but thus incurs the wrath of Grendel's mother (Angelina Jolie), a creature as vicious and vengeful as she is seductive.

Cast: Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Robin Wright, John Malkovich, Crispin Glover, Brendan Gleeson, Alison Lohman

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Animated

Production Co: Imagemovers, Shangri-La Entertainment

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

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  • Zemeckis, who blazed trails mixing live-action with animation in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," blazes not even a footpath here. show more

  • 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. show more

  • Director Robert Zemeckis not only deploys 21st century movie technology at its finest to turn the heroic poem into a vibrant, nerve-tingling piece of pop culture, but his film actually makes sense of Beowulf. In Zemeckis' hands, it's an intriguing look at a hero as a flawed human being. show more

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