Centurion Reviews

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November 7, 2019
Riveting. Pulsating. An action-packed Roman thrill ride from start to finish.
November 5, 2018
Quickly establishes itself as refreshingly superior to the standard, run-of-the-mill "swords and sandals epic."
November 2, 2018
Centurion follows the Roman army's infamous Ninth Legion as it moves forward from Hadrian's wall into Scotland to destroy the Picts, a violent and barbarous race that plagued the Romans throughout their time in Britain.
June 20, 2018
It's clear almost immediately that Centurion's biggest assets are its various performances and visceral, violent sensibilities...
March 16, 2018
... an entertaining film, for adults who are not intimidated by rivers of blood. [Full review in Spanish]
November 9, 2013
Centruion is an exciting and intense action/adventure film with fantastic fight scenes and strong acting.
January 18, 2013
A darned entertaining outing from a director who knows action and doesn't share Hollywood's fear of period pieces that don't involve Greek gods.
April 4, 2011
Michael Fassbender can carry a movie.
March 10, 2011
With a raucous, gruesome tone, this Roman-era British action movie takes us back in time in such a vivid way that we often feel a bit queasy while watching. If the story were stronger, we'd be glued to the screen.
March 10, 2011
The sight of a technologically superior occupying force coming a cropper in hostile foreign territory inescapably brings modern Afghanistan to mind.
January 3, 2011
Auteur cinema of a very narrow stripe, this personalizes a familiar genre to advance a singularly pessimistic view of humanity.
December 7, 2010
Director Neil Marshall thrills yet again setting forth his own vision of the gladiator epic that pays tribute to the classic tropes of the sub-genre, but is concurrently a revenge film and journey in to darkness...
September 17, 2010
Features a commitment to craft that helps overcome issues of storytelling by providing a visceral, violent experience designed to get you in your gut and bones more than in your heart or head.
September 10, 2010
If I believed in the concept of "guilty pleasures," I'd classify Centurion as one, but I think I maybe just kind of enjoyed it.
September 7, 2010
A pre-chainsaw extravaganza where the Romans talk like James Bond and the Picts have better military backgrounds than the American generals who invaded Afghanistan.
September 3, 2010
Marshall's film has a good helping of subtle smarts, but he is more concerned through most of the running time with carnage and bloody thrills.
September 3, 2010
Centurion is like 'Gladiator' directed by Freddy Krueger
August 30, 2010
The film has a resigned bitterness, hard to shake off, that feels right for the experience of tough guys, from whatever period of history, who find themselves at the tattered edge of what they take to be civilization.
August 27, 2010
Centurion treats arterial sprays like Sex and the City treats shoes.
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.
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