Centurion Reviews

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January 15, 2020
It's a manhunt film which is not bad in itself, but the whole setting promises so much more than that and in the end the film never truly delivers.
September 12, 2010
It's a cat and mouse game where we are stuck rooting for the cat even though it killed and raped thousands of mice.
September 7, 2010
The real fate of the 9th Legion may never be known, but I'm sure whatever happened to them was more interesting than this movie.
September 3, 2010
Centurion wraps itself in talk of duty and honor, but really it's just another cinematic death-trip.
September 2, 2010
Marshall is big on desaturated imagery, which imparts to the film's copious amounts of hemoglobin the look of squid ink.
September 2, 2010
... fine for a midnight screening or a Saturday matinee (although it's too violent for kids) but doesn't hold up under close scrutiny.
August 28, 2010
Anachronistic dialogue, happenstance plot turns and characters so thinly conceived as to be interchangeable all but counteract cinematographer Sam McCurdy's otherwise stalwart Cinemascope work.
August 27, 2010
Marshall shows off the breathtaking landscape, but with interiors, he populates the ale houses and encampments with cliches.
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.
August 27, 2010
For all its analogies to Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, or wherever, the underlying thrust of Centurion is its celebration of bloodlust.
August 27, 2010
Sack, pillage, repeat. Heads will roll. And bounce. And be stuck on pikes.
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.
August 26, 2010
mixes a thoroughly honorable high-mindedness with frequent and jarring examples of torture porn
August 26, 2010
[T]he only new thing Marshall brings to the Roman Empire subgenre is gross-out aesthetics.
August 26, 2010
Really little more than a boys' adventure tale done in a style more gruesome than most...too intense and nasty to be sheer dumb fun, and too silly and formulaic to be taken for a serious historical epic.
August 26, 2010
Occasionally Marshall provides a back story to fill out a role, but too often that's how it comes off: as filler.
August 26, 2010
gory and loud
August 26, 2010
It's certainly not art, and it is not for the squeamish, but at least it does what it sets out to do.
August 26, 2010
Flaming arrows, spears, and knives have no problem finding their way to the back of a mouth. The profanity is delightful. And the general atmosphere is grim. The movie just isn't terribly inspired.
August 26, 2010
Over time, Marshall's interest in period brutality becomes a grinding obsession.
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