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Despite the impressive Icelandic scenery, Beowulf And Grendel fails to find its footing in the transition from epic tale to the big screen. Read critic reviews

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A Danish king (Stellan Skarsgard) recruits a foreign warrior (Gerard Butler) to battle the vengeful son (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson) of a slaughtered troll.

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Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson
Grendel
Eddie Marsan
Brendan the Priest
Martin Delaney
Thorfinn
Jan Kiesser
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Jeff Warren
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Critic Reviews for Beowulf & Grendel

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  • Mar 16, 2019
    Not a bad little piece, but sort of out of its time. If it wasn't for the cast (and what a cast) I would have assumed this movie was made at least a decade earlier than it actually was. The dialogue's mix of contemporary and faux medieval was also particularly odd, and the effects were... I don't want to say bad... But, again, seems like the sort of quality that might have come about in the early 90s more than mid 00s.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 23, 2017
    Nice periodic setting and costumes failed to provide a comprehensive story, the violence was shocking for sure but all the bad sound effects and dialogues rendered this a could-be-improved epic.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 22, 2013
    Well done, but hard to understand. No subtitles available, so why certain things happened aren't really clear to me. But, the attempt at storytelling was really good..
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 08, 2010
    Ah, pretty fast and loose with the source here. Which sometimes is not disastrous. This is not a full-blown disaster, but it's definitely not <i>Beowulf</i> either. Call it a fully blown half-blown disaster.
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