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Release Date: August 27th, 2010

DVD Release Date: November 2nd, 2010

R|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
In ancient Scotland, the Ninth Legion liberates a Roman officer named Quintus Dias (Michael Fassbender) from his Pict captors. The soldiers are in pursuit of the Pict leader, and Quintus joins their quest. Soon afterward, the Romans' Pict guide betrays them, resulting in the slaughter of all but a handful of men. The Roman survivors try desperately to reach safety, as the indigenous warriors pick them off one by one.

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, JJ Feild, Lee Ross, David Morrissey, Ulrich Thomsen, Ryan Atkinson

Director: Neil Marshall

Genres: Adventure, Thriller, Action, Historical drama

Production Co: CinéCinéma, UK Film Council, Pathé Pictures, Celador Productions, Warner Brothers, Canal Plus

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

Keywords: Suspenseful, Pursuit, Rise, Spirited, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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