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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If we must have mead halls, let them be populated by rogues like John Malkovich."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out New York
"Their story arc brings some legitimate dramatic interest to Beowulf's climactic battle with the dragon."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"It's a superb action flick that will have you wide-eyed in awe at its effects; just don't go expecting any kind of literary discussion."
‑ Alex Fletcher, Digital Spy
"The Old English poem ponderously, gracelessly expanded into an epic bore"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"...the initially impressive visuals are ultimately negated by the annoyance of the technology."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"An excellent showcase for the advantages of computer-generated animation."
‑ Tom Charity, CNN.com
"The film strives for mythological depth and epic breadth, but it's hard to get below the flat, shallow gloss over every surface."
‑ Tasha Robinson, AV Club
"Beowulf is a well conceived and technically excellent rendition of the ancient legend, but it doesn't follow its ideas through all the way, and some strange choices on the part of Zemeckis ultimately make it a little less than the sum of its parts."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"It drops its epic posture and spews far too many double entendres."
‑ Tom Meek, Boston Phoenix
"A worthy cinematic adaptation, with interesting and provocative mythic ideas of its own, and suprisingly lyrical images to match. [Blu-Ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"I had a hell of a good time at this movie."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Ultimately, Beowulf feels a lot like a video game blown up large: noise, action and funny walking intact."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Beowulf is pretty to look at, but lacks soul. Perhaps it is time for Robert Zemeckis to return to the land of the living."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"700 A.D. is now 21st Century American 3-D. It's a hell of a transformation. The 3-D version of Beowulf -- the one you must see if you see the film -- is a wild roller coaster ride."
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"The bane of English majors for 1,300 years makes it back to the big screen, now with 75 percent more hostility toward Christianity!"
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, Sacramento News & Review
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