Pathfinder Synopsis
American Indians adopt a Viking boy that was left behind during a skirmish with his people.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Nicely balances action and adventure with American Indian wisdom and a modest romance to provide a graphic-comic-book movie experience for...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Urban and Bloodgood make the most of their parts, locking eyes and arms, and occasionally using American English as if the snowy 10th...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A bizarre, bloody adventure movie.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's undone by a murky palette, silly horror-movie cliches, dumb dialogue and a confusing climactic sequence.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Pathfinder is aimed more at the action-figure crowd than the history buffs.
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New York Daily News

By Robert Dominguez
After the first 1,000 or so beheadings, impalements and severed limbs, Pathfinder's slash may just induce sleep.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Pathfinder's moody, muddy look is courtesy of music-video director Marcus Nispel, who doesn't distinguish between people and tree trunks...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
All cinematic creativity seems to have focused on devising the most repellent ways to maim and murder.
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Miami Herald

Too small to be a spectacle, too humorless to take seriously and too stupid to pass muster at a middle school writing workshop.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
No more than a minute into this, and it becomes obvious that the next 98 are going to be trouble.
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This one died by the sword

By sethrich
The trailers for Pathfinder appeared promising and led me to believe it could be just as good as the also recent historical action movie, 300. Sadly, this movie is a disappointment. It had potential...

Pathfinder gets lost!

By twillebn
The best part of this movie is the costumes....weak story. When you see the previews.....that's the best part. My 13 year old son fell asleep if that tells you anything. In fact, we almost walked...


By jonm80
The movie was horrible. My brother and I ended up walking out about 3/4 of the way through. You kept waiting for the acting to get better and for someone to call someone by a name. The cut scenes...

This movie was top five

By michael.bailey-02
This movie was top five worst movies ever made! The plot line was mentally retarded, the action was worse than a crappy power rangers knock off, and there was holes in the story constantly. Everyone...


By dizzymiss_lizzy
I thought it was an ok movie. It was not worth the $9/ticket I paid, but it's worth seeing at the dollar movies or renting. The plot was kind of fun, but the dialogue was horrendously cheesy at...

Don't waste your time.

By ak2099
I felt that my time would have been better spent sleeping. Definitely not worth the $7.50 early show. Decent fighting scenes could not make up for lack of plot and near zero dialogdialog...


By scotthull32
It just seemed like it was forever long, the main character lives forever and it is so unreal that he could have done what he does and the ending takes forever to end up and come to a solution....

Pathfinder loses it's way.

By blueshield
This film sounds good if you just read about it and the previews of course show the very best action sequences and decent stand alone dialogue. However, when you actually go to see's just...

Why? So many Viking movie ideas and they do this?

By big7samuraifan
Geese Hollywood, what is wrong with you? I mean a Viking Mythology movie, movie on Ragnorak, or a Viking Historical movie in Europe or Russia, so many Viking themed movies crying out to be made! I...

Not even worth your $7.50

By orion10172
I hated this movie. Very bittle-thin plot. Historically inaccurate with horrible acting by the whole cast, this movie made me wince for the acting career of Karl Urban. Sure violence and action...

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Rated R | For strong brutal violence throughout
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Bloody actioner pits Vikings vs. Native Americans.
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