Beowulf (2007)

In a legendary time of heroes, the mighty warrior Beowulf battles the demon Grendel and incurs the hellish wrath of the beast's ruthlessly seductive mother. Their epic clash forges the timeless legend of Beowulf.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 15, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Featuring groundbreaking animation, stunning visuals, and a talented cast, Beowulf has in spades what more faithful book adaptations forget to bring: pure cinematic entertainment.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Those who remember the 3000 line epic from 8th grade English will be pleasantly surprised to learn they've scrapped the original plot altogether.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Their story arc brings some legitimate dramatic interest to Beowulf's climactic battle with the dragon.

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Alex Fletcher
Digital Spy

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.

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Tom Charity

An excellent showcase for the advantages of computer-generated animation.

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Tasha Robinson
AV Club

The film strives for mythological depth and epic breadth, but it's hard to get below the flat, shallow gloss over every surface.

Joshua Starnes

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I had a hell of a good time at this movie.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Ultimately, Beowulf feels a lot like a video game blown up large: noise, action and funny walking intact.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Beowulf is pretty to look at, but lacks soul. Perhaps it is time for Robert Zemeckis to return to the land of the living.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
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A dazziling effects masterpiece. Just a wonderful visual feast.
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Albert Kim
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