Beowulf Synopsis
A warrior (Ray Winstone) battles a ferocious demon and its evil but seductive mother.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Zemeckis springs so many pow 3-D surprises you'll think Beowulf is your own private fun house.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Beowulf is a solemnly gorgeous, at times borderline stolid piece of Tolkien-with-a-joystick mythology.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Not all of it works - and not all of it works the way the target audience of jacked-up young males might want it to - but the movie is...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Beowulf couldn't be less faithful to the original epic poem, and that's actually a good thing for moviegoers. It's a lot more fun than the...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
We are not looking at flesh-and-blood actors but special effects that look uncannily convincing, even though I am reasonably certain that...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Beowulf deserves to be taken semiseriously; its eye candy is mixed with narrative fiber and dramatic protein. But it begs to be taken...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Director Robert Zemeckis not only deploys 21st century movie technology at its finest to turn the heroic poem into a vibrant,...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
As dazzling a feast for the eyes as the hungriest eyes can take.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
As for Beowulf itself, it's all about the visuals, which means that as soon as the novelty of 3-D wears off, the experience has been had.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Zemeckis, who blazed trails mixing live-action with animation in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," blazes not even a footpath here.
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Beowulf

By poop23565486
I AM BEOWULF!! [SAID IN A LOUD, SISSY, CHOPPY, MOTIVATING,KIND OF A LITTLE BIT KOOKY, LITTLE BIT OF PAZZ, A HINT OF WISPERING, CONSTIPATIONLY & ITS ALL PUT TOGETHER IN ONE SHOUND.... ITS ABSOLUTLY...

bad

By sjophynnae
This is not even the real epic story of Beowulf, it was a twisted interpretation. Very disappointing....

Way to go Bob Z!

By bigfilmfan
How could 'Beowulf' ever be brought to the screen? An all star cast of real actors is a help... a well conceived script with larger than life characters and a magnificent score. Great film that drew...

OH MY!

By socal350
THE BEST PART OF THE MOVIE WAS WHEN I GOT TO LEAVE....

If you're an idiot, stay home...

By TPJR
In my opinion this is a Must Go! movie, but it's obviously not for morons, and as we all know, there are quite a few out there. Neighbors, friends, relatives... hence the Go instead of Must Go!...

too hollywooden

By phasmid
See the Gerard Butler version for a great Beowulf. Who wants to see everything all cgi....I can read a comic or graphic novel for that.... this brilliant piece of ancient lit deserves more than the...

The future of film making

By Gate Fan
When King Hrothgar (Hopkins) is plagued by the murderous Grendel, he sends out notice for hero to rid his kingdom of the monster. The Viking hero Beowulf comes to see Hrothgar, and tells him that he...

A STUNNING MOVIE!!!!

By jaala8810
I've seen the commercials and frankly, it looked like it sucked but after I went to see it I realized that this is easily going to be one of the greatest movies out there, it's a true war classic. GO...

Expected VERY little, was still VERY disappointed

By mem0ri
I had spoken with friends who had seen the movie before I went, and they told me to not expect much more than a "blood and boobies" action movie that is done almost entirely in CG. With those...

to azngamer16

By rabtib
are you for real? You should research before judging or like the other person here said you should write a review after viewing the movie. Had you done any research you wouldn't have complained about...

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Rated PG-13 | For intense sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sexual material and nudity
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