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Centurion Reviews

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August 27, 2010
Centurion is part heroic mission film, part curious wartime picaresque. It's also a product of Marshall's idiosyncratic idea of period fidelity.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 27, 2010
A gritty, grueling, bloody adventure, with exciting action-set pieces and a dogged refusal to assign white and black hats.
August 27, 2010
Even for the seasoned gorehound, Marshall's films hack off body parts you've never seen hacked off before -- or ever thought you'd want to.
Read More | Original Score: B
August 27, 2010
Lean, riveting, and taking no prisoners.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 27, 2010
Marshall shows off the breathtaking landscape, but with interiors, he populates the ale houses and encampments with cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 27, 2010
Bloody well done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 27, 2010
Rousing if slightly predictable.
August 27, 2010
Unpretentious swords-and-sandals film crafts a tight survival drama out of Roman Empire lore.
August 27, 2010
There are, by my count, six standard types of violence in film these days: Tarantino, comic book, Scorsese, martial arts, horror and stupid. That's right: stupid. For an example, look no further than Centurion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 27, 2010
Not so much a story with heroes and villains but one more of survival against the most perilous of odds, this vibrant and alive action epic is a total kick in the pants that's a heck of a lot more fun than it probably should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 27, 2010
Beautifully shot by Sam McCurdy ("The Descent,' "Doomsday"), "Centurion" is a throwback to the great Roman legionnaire and gladiator movies, but with prosthetics and "300"-style digital makeup effects.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 27, 2010
For all its analogies to Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, or wherever, the underlying thrust of Centurion is its celebration of bloodlust.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 27, 2010
Far more entertaining, and infinitely less cumbersome, than its recent big-budget Hollywood counterparts.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 27, 2010
Characters are not deep or unique, but the action is plentiful and quick-cut, realistic in overall combat chaos with individual hand-to-hand not lingered on.
August 27, 2010
Sack, pillage, repeat. Heads will roll. And bounce. And be stuck on pikes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2010
Centurion feels more like a video game than a movie. And it works fairly well on that sensory-overload level, except it's a video game you can't play.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 27, 2010
... a bloody, gritty, simple chase film that gives Michael Fassbender a lead role that could easily turn him into a viable action hero in big Hollywood films
August 26, 2010
mixes a thoroughly honorable high-mindedness with frequent and jarring examples of torture porn
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 26, 2010
[T]he only new thing Marshall brings to the Roman Empire subgenre is gross-out aesthetics.
August 26, 2010
My appreciation for Centurion is fairly simplistic ... and amounts to little more than its success as a bloodbath with an appropriately cynical outlook and a cornucopia of brutality displayed with skill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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