Hammer Of The Gods
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Set in Viking Britain in 871 AD, Hammer of the Gods is a visceral, intense tale set in a world whose only language is violence. A young Viking warrior, Steinar (Charlie Bewley), is sent by his father the king on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinar's epic journey across terrifyingly hostile territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be - the ruthless and unforgiving successor to his throne. (c) Magnolia

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's hardly high art, but for a cheapjack homegrown action flick this is surprisingly solid."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"If it's gratuitous Saxon violence you're after then you've come to the right place."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"So Hammer of the Gods is that most unexpected and unlikely of films, a Viking Apocalypse Then - but while it is an enjoyable enough romp, trying to out-hammer the impact of Coppola's masterpiece is as foolhardy as challenging the gods themselves."
‑ Anton Bitel, Grolsch Film Works
"Farren Blackburn's likable debut transports us to Britain in 871 ..."
‑ Peter Beech, Guardian
"In spite of the Apocalypse Now-lite finale and the variety of cliche checks along the way, there's something remarkably earnest about the whole affair."
‑ Rich Phippen, Sky Movies
"[Blu-ray Review] This Blu-ray disc of "Hammer of the Gods" looks aesthetically beautiful, brought to life in all its moody, fog-drenched glory. My only wish is that the film itself was better."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"A nasty, brutal and relatively short entertainment, aimed at middle-of-the-woad Conanists."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Dumb and dreary but ultimately hard to hate."
‑ Paul Fairclough, Little White Lies
"Like Game of Thrones crossed with Braveheart but stripped of most of the budget, this scrappy film tells an intriguing story without the usual Hollywood bombast."
‑ Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com
"Imagine TV's The Vikings with a twist and you won't be disappointed, but the biggest heroics on show here are in the budget-stretching department."
‑ Matt Glasby, Total Film
"The low-budget production values and a rather messy Game of Thrones meets Braveheart script might make this film feel extremely corny, but at least it tries to tell an interesting story without the usual Hollywood bombast."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Hammer of the Gods avoids any real risks and lacks in distinct innovation."
‑ Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys
"This is what happens when your Lord of the Rings cosplay gets overrun by Method stuntmen."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Barely one step above a middling Game of Thrones fan-film, albeit executed with little of the passion that this would imply."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"A bloody-knuckled fightfest, back-dropped by the beautiful Welsh countryside, this defies its budget to bring a little epic to Viking Britain."
‑ Owen Williams, Empire Magazine
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