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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

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"A stillborn comedy in which minutes sometimes mysteriously go by between even attempted gags, and in which virtually no comic scene works up to any kind of viable punch line or payoff."
‑ Chris Willman, Los Angeles Times
"Doesn't measure up to the best of the Python films, but it consistently entertains through the occasional gags that do not work and dialogue that is sometimes obscured by sound effects."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Robbins looks terribly confused in the lead, and Mickey Rooney is badly miscast in a cameo as Erik's grandfather."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"it evaporates quickly from the memory"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The idea of telling the story of a Viking warrior who thought there must be more to life than rape and pillage is an amusing one, and for the most part Erik the Viking is an enjoyable film."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
""Erik the Viking," a Wagnerian slapstick fantasy, has the feel of a grown-up bedtime comedy, a gross, sillier "Princess Bride.""
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"It doesn't make any more sense than before, but it does at least zip by at a breakneck pace, making the film more fun than ever."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Just enough Pythonesque weirdness to warrant a visit."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Not a funny film, and neither well-directed nor exciting."
‑ , Time Out
"An utterly worthless exercise in waste and wretched excess, uninformed by the slightest spark of humor, wit or coherence."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Full of vile personalities, sick gags and outlandish set pieces, Erik The Viking is up there with Jabberwocky and Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure as one of the funniest historical comedies ever made."
‑ , Film4
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