The Vikings
The Vikings (1958)

Inspired by the novel The Viking by Edison Marshall, The Vikings was lensed on location in Norway under extremely adverse weather conditions. Adding to the difficulty was the fact that star Kirk Douglas and director Richard Fleischer never… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: May 7, 2002
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

The Vikings is spectacular, rousing and colorful.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

The real stars are the production people

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Pretty good actioner with star power.

Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It is the best advertisement for beer-drinking since the breweries put wrestling on TV.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Directed with brawn over brain by Richard Fleischer.

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Film4

Highly entertaining and slightly camp historical adventure full of great stunts, larger-than-life characters and splendidly OTT dialogue.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Plenty of pillaging, axe-throwing, hearty quaffing of ale, storming of castles, heroic jumping into wolf pits, and manly talk about the glories of entering Valhalla with sword in hand.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Fighting he-men and their war ships

Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

As the massive battle scenes and convoluted political machinations paraded across the screen, I thought, "This was the Braveheart of the 1950s!" and I was right.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Edwards
Not bad
Stella Dallas
i'm not a fan of 50s historical epics at all but this has to be one of the best out there. i'm sure it's utter nonsense but it IS fun. ernest… More
AJ Verser
This is a cool movie about Vikings as played by Douglas and Curtis. The movie is really exciting and the story is great, it's pretty accurate, and very… More
Stephen M
A recipe for two hours of marvellous entertainment:- 1) Take two feuding half-brothers (Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis) plus one falcon. Remove one eye. Add two… More
Conner Rainwater
Just a great epic that never lost it's sense of fun and imagination. A lot of that goes to Kirk Douglas who is the epitome of the legendary Viking,… More
Apeneck Fletcher
the "spartacus" pairing of douglas and curtis together for some sword and sandal, sackcloth costume wearing, teeth gritting action all the way...solid… More