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Beowulf Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Fletcher
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
It's a superb action flick that will have you wide-eyed in awe at its effects; just don't go expecting any kind of literary discussion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Starnes
January 7, 2011
Beowulf is a well conceived and technically excellent rendition of the ancient legend, but it doesn't follow its ideas through all the way, and some strange choices on the part of Zemeckis ultimately make it a little less than the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
700 A.D. is now 21st Century American 3-D. It's a hell of a transformation. The 3-D version of Beowulf -- the one you must see if you see the film -- is a wild roller coaster ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 18, 2008
...the initially impressive visuals are ultimately negated by the annoyance of the technology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 11, 2008
A worthy cinematic adaptation, with interesting and provocative mythic ideas of its own, and suprisingly lyrical images to match. [Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
The bane of English majors for 1,300 years makes it back to the big screen, now with 75 percent more hostility toward Christianity!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
May 20, 2008
Throw on your 3-D glasses and prepare to have your mind blown away.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 1, 2008
Robert Zemeckis' Beowulf is so rousingly entertaining that you'll feel guilty for not reading the epic poem all the way through when you were in ninth grade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Boxoffice Magazine
April 3, 2008
So much is right about Beowulf that one longs for the darker, grimier version that might have been in live action.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 4, 2008
This is not the future of films, but it is a future, especially for the action genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
February 1, 2008
No doubt C.B. DeMille, another director with a knack for turning Hollywood stars into robots, would have been entranced.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
January 29, 2008
Those who remember the 3000 line epic from 8th grade English will be pleasantly surprised to learn they've scrapped the original plot altogether.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 18, 2008
And one more bonus, the technology almost convinces us Angelina Jolie can act. Revolutionary, indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kevin A. Ranson
January 16, 2008
... a real-life Dungeons & Dragons story brought to life... While not quite as epic as 300, it's still one hell of a good ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
A feast of imagery coupled with magnificent drama, a rare cinematic marriage that is destined for box office gold and deservedly so.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
January 14, 2008
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Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
December 21, 2007
The 3-D effects are relatively tasteful, and the visuals often stunning.
Roger Tennis
December 12, 2007
"Beowulf" is an astounding, eye-popping 3-D makeover of the ancient Old English tale. If you have a choice, go see the 3-D version for added depth. "Beowulf" is a monstrous treat.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
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