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In an untamed, primordial America, 500 years before Columbus will reach its shores, unfolds an epic battle between love and hate that will change one man's destiny and the future of a nation: "Pathfinder." This action-adventure saga recreates one of the most riveting, yet never-before-seen, eras in human history--when Viking "dragon" ships from the mysterious Norse lands arrived out of nowhere to invade a pristine North America. Inspired by historical findings, yet forged with the magic and style of a modern graphic novel, "Pathfinder" comes to life in a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Pathfinder's main appeal will be to connoisseurs of gore, who will find no shortage of graphically rendered stabbings, shootings, smashings, severings and slicings."
‑ Joshua Land, Time Out New York
"This latest bit of historical balder-dash stands in direct defiance of proven action-movie formulas, trusting its brutal concept and striking visuals to overcome a lack of star power."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"Had the camera been a firing squad pointed towards its actors, their careers would have taken less damage."
‑ David Keyes,
"Without anything more to offer, the choreographed carnage gets stale very quickly."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Never has an idea of such splendid nuttiness been so squandered to the god of neurotic style."
‑ Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
"The movie is filmed in a way that makes it seem like the camera has epilepsy and the color desaturation renders everything murky. Someone should remind director Marcus Nispel that there's a difference between making a music video and a feature film."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"As dim and dank as a power failure in a peepshow, Pathfinder is Apocalypto without the laughs or 300 without the muscular visuals and elevating dialogue."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"The fault here lies in the film's dead rhythm, which never lights the sparks necessary for an action film. The plot and action progress like an eroding lakeshore, but the energy and excitement are washed away in every scene."
‑ Matthew Sorrento, Film Threat
"Gory but disappointing."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Metal heads will be in Valhalla; everyone else should find a different path."
‑ Jamie Russell,
"Pathfinder's moody, muddy look is courtesy of music-video director Marcus Nispel, who doesn't distinguish between people and tree trunks when it comes to emotional content."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"The official Pathfinder Web site is far more interesting than the movie itself, and you'll get better history lessons from the Vikings of Minnesota."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Imagine a heavy metal album cover come suddenly to life and you pretty much have the measure of Pathfinder."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
"Pathfinder is simultaneously action-packed and a total bore, a strange movie that never seems to move even though it consists of almost nothing but violence."
‑ Jim Hemphill,
"The plot and action progress like an eroding lakeshore, but the energy and excitement are washed away in every scene."
‑ , Film Threat
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