• Released
  • August 27, 2010
  • (Limited 8/27/10)
  • R , 1 hr 37 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Marshall, who helmed the underrated horror film, "The Descent," has a flair for the visual. Some of the mountainscapes, captured by use of a helicopter, are nothing short of spectacular.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

The plot's pretty thin -- even for a gladiator movie. Fortunately, when it comes to crunchy impalings and messy arterial geysers, Marshall's a maestro.
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70

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
If you're like me, and you find yourself retreating to a safe place in your mind whenever human beings are being graphically decapitated on screen, you'll spend the majority of Centurion, horror maestro (The Descent) Neil Marshall's Roman bloodbath, on psychological lockdown.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Centurion delivers some large-scale action but plays almost like a Roman-era Western in its depiction of a few soldiers trying to get home alive after the slaughter of their comrades.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The profanity is delightful. And the general atmosphere is grim. The movie just isn't terribly inspired.
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
It's prime B-movie material put through the Ridley Scott Cuisinart.
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60

Empire

By Dan Jolin
A gritty, brutal chase movie that's more about swords (and spears, and axes) than sandals - although it could have done with a lot more character-meat on those bones.
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Even if the movie had more shadings, though, Marshall's political point would undo his he-man action-flick format. If you're looking for a rallying cry to make the emotions sizzle, "Quagmire!" isn't it.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Marshall shows off the breathtaking landscape, but with interiors, he populates the ale houses and encampments with cliches - like dueling female warriors, one a mute and the other a white-haired vixen.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
There are six standard types of violence in film these days: Tarantino, comic book, Scorsese, martial arts, horror and stupid. For stupid, look no further than Centurion.
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62 out of 100
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