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The 13th Warrior Reviews

June 17, 2008
Michael Crichton's story is underdeveloped and narrow in range, resulting in a tale more curious for its odd confluence of elements than for their edifying deployment.
February 9, 2006
At its best, this achieves the beauty and grandeur of a Kurosawa epic -- at its worst, however, it feels like a Python remake of The Vikings.
July 21, 2005
The film is fascinating to watch, but I can hardly say what it's about, other than people killing each other.
March 22, 2002
A big cathartic blast.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
With a budget said to be more than $100 million, it displays a lot of cash on the screen, but little thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
It's little more than a shoddy string of action-movie cliches.
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January 1, 2000
The film feels as hollow as empty armor and slightly hackneyed.
January 1, 2000
Loaded with potential, it's puzzlingly overblown and distant, as if its huge budget were an albatross around its neck.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The 13th Warrior seems like a made-for-TV warrior movie without enough money to get really epic.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
With the possible exception of the action sequences and the very occasionally imaginative set design, it's awful.
January 1, 2000
If the juiciest bouts of professional wrestling on television leave you feeling unfulfilled and pining for the primal howls of fight - to - the - death combat, The 13th Warrior just might be the answer to your prayers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Actually a well-marbled, albeit derivative, slab of action-movie man meat.
January 1, 2000
The most unexpectedly audacious, exhilarating, and wildly creative adventure thriller I have seen in ages!
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
It falls short where it counts: in the final confrontation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
A mud-stained, blood-soaked and completely useless movie.
January 1, 2000
The 13th Warrior is a kick in the 10th century.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
The 13th Warrior indulges in enough grubby histrionics and costume-adventure clichés to give you fifth-grade flashbacks.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
An exhilarating 100 minutes!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4