The Northman

The Northman

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Filmmaker Robert Eggers follows up The Witch and The Lighthouse with this Viking revenge epic set in 10th Century Iceland, following a Nordic prince seeking justice for his murdered father. Co-written by Sjón (Lambs) and starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Alexander Skarsgård and Björk.

2022Rating: MA15+, Strong themes and violence, blood and gore137 minsUSA, UK
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Variety

Variety

(Skarsgård) sorely lacks the charisma to carry a movie of this scale...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s entirely outrageous... I couldn’t look away.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Ferociously elemental, energized and unhinged.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The Northman doesn’t lack for blood and guts, but it doesn’t play enough in the well of the weird.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The script... serves mostly as bare scaffolding for the film's ravishing vistas and flamboyant violence...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

All you really need to know about The Northman — a $90 million Viking revenge saga directed by Robert Eggers — is that every single minute of it feels like a $90 million Viking revenge saga directed by Robert Eggers.

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Independent

Independent

I call upon Odin: may The Northman make a billion dollars.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

With The Northman, we encounter the brilliant execution of a fairly demented vision. To see it is to think, simultaneously, “Wow” and “What were they thinking?!”

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BBC

BBC

It feels compromised, but the great stuff outweighs the not-so-great stuff.

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The Times

The Times

A one-note fiasco... from a gifted film-maker who should have known better.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

(The Northman) comes at you with whopping set-pieces and a ragged, reckless sense of structure.

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Time Out

Time Out

Make it your destiny to see this blood-soaked odyssey along the edge of the world as soon as possible.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A delightfully offbeat epic.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The kind of movie where even the mud has rage...

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

(This) gruesome Viking epic bustles with intelligence and invention.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A cinematic saga worthy of the ancestors.

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Collider

Collider

Robert Eggers’ expansive and haunting Viking epic might be his best film yet...

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