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The 13th Warrior Reviews

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 10, 2011
Exciting battle sequences, intriguing period costumes, fascinating cinematography, and stirring background music contribute to the epic nature of 'The 13th Warrior.'
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Shelved for over a year and probably heavily edited, it's better than it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Gore
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
If you're in the mood to watch heads, arms and other appendages getting chopped off, this movie is for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 30, 2003
It harks back to the late 1950s when people actually made movies about Vikings and other seafaring heroes named Sinbad and Jason.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Brian Mckay
March 23, 2003
An entertaining and serviceable adaptation. Dennis Storhoi delivers an awesome performance. Weak aspects of story made up for by great action.
| Original Score: 4/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Although the subject matter is not too pleasant and the gore is turned up to 11, Crichton's film is an excellent Nordic war story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
A big cathartic blast.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 5, 2002
The screenplay effectively communicates the cross-cultural tensions between the Arabs, the Vikings, and the pagan Wendols.
Jeremiah Kipp
January 27, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
The best, most enthralling adventure movie I've seen in a good while.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Carlo Cavagna
January 1, 2000
The actors keep the film from becoming too stupid
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
There's intense action and terrific violence for much of this film.
| Original Score: 72/100
Top Critic
Gary Dauphin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Actually a well-marbled, albeit derivative, slab of action-movie man meat.
Erik Childress
January 1, 2000
Here was a film with a scope far beyond the reaches of a mediocre director like Crichton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
As far as medieval action adventure epics are concerned, they don't come more proficient than this one.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
Never really wowed me while I was watching it, but I grew more impressed with it afterwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
As movies about Norsemen go, it's not as witty as The Vikings with Kirk Douglas, but it holds your attention through sheer cinematic power.
| Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Los que busquen profundidad en la historia se van a sentir algo decepcionados
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The acting is quite good, with Banderas showing once again the charm and athletic ability he brought to The Mask of Zorro.
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Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
An abbreviated and shallow epic that comes off like an over-produced and dead-serious episode of the campy cult TV show Xena: Warrior Princess.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

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January 7, 2009

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Irish Times
January 1, 2000
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