Centurion (2010)

CENTURION is set during the war between Roman soldiers and Pict tribesmen during the 2nd century Roman conquest of Britain. Michael Fassbender stars as Quintus Dias, Roman centurion and son of a legendary gladiator who leads a group of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 27, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 2, 2010
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's a bloody geyser of Neil Marshall's typically stylish B-movie action, but Centurion is too focused on hacking and slashing to deliver original dialogue or interesting characters.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Auteur cinema of a very narrow stripe, this personalizes a familiar genre to advance a singularly pessimistic view of humanity.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The film has a resigned bitterness, hard to shake off, that feels right for the experience of tough guys, from whatever period of history, who find themselves at the tattered edge of what they take to be civilization.

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

Centruion is an exciting and intense action/adventure film with fantastic fight scenes and strong acting.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Centurion wraps itself in talk of duty and honor, but really it's just another cinematic death-trip.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Marshall shows off the breathtaking landscape, but with interiors, he populates the ale houses and encampments with cliches.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

A darned entertaining outing from a director who knows action and doesn't share Hollywood's fear of period pieces that don't involve Greek gods.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Marshall is big on desaturated imagery, which imparts to the film's copious amounts of hemoglobin the look of squid ink.

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Rob Nelson
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Bloody well done.

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Dave White

Michael Fassbender can carry a movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
amazing visuals and a decent story but somehow feels like it could have been so much better.
xGary Xx
The last survivors of a Roman garrison wiped out by the Pict warriors whose lands they have invaded attempt to reach friendly territory with a war party in hot… More
Alex roy
Centurion is an average movie with good performances and it's a film that could have been much better considering its subject. I found the film to focus… More
Nathan Hall
"This is neither the beginning nor end of my story" Centurion answers the question of what happened to the ninth legion. Its full of violence, blood,… More
Jens S.
This very gory but deeply entertaining adventure film about the disappearance of the 9th Roman Legion in Northern Scotland takes no prisoners. It throws you… More
EightThirty .
26/06/2011 (PS3) Suitable for a good night at home! Action and brutality, risks and despair, hope and fear. Although I've seen this plot a many times I… More