Erik the Viking Reviews

April 24, 2011
A stillborn comedy in which minutes sometimes mysteriously go by between even attempted gags, and in which virtually no comic scene works up to any kind of viable punch line or payoff.
April 24, 2011
Robbins looks terribly confused in the lead, and Mickey Rooney is badly miscast in a cameo as Erik's grandfather.
March 26, 2009
The idea of telling the story of a Viking warrior who thought there must be more to life than rape and pillage is an amusing one, and for the most part Erik the Viking is an enjoyable film.
January 6, 2008
It doesn't make any more sense than before, but it does at least zip by at a breakneck pace, making the film more fun than ever.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Not a funny film, and neither well-directed nor exciting.
August 22, 2005
April 2, 2005
August 18, 2004
August 22, 2003
July 5, 2003
May 24, 2003
Full of vile personalities, sick gags and outlandish set pieces, Erik The Viking is up there with Jabberwocky and Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure as one of the funniest historical comedies ever made.
May 20, 2003
Doesn't measure up to the best of the Python films, but it consistently entertains through the occasional gags that do not work and dialogue that is sometimes obscured by sound effects.
November 12, 2002
July 29, 2002
it evaporates quickly from the memory
July 26, 2002
Just enough Pythonesque weirdness to warrant a visit.
January 1, 2000
An utterly worthless exercise in waste and wretched excess, uninformed by the slightest spark of humor, wit or coherence.
January 1, 2000
"Erik the Viking," a Wagnerian slapstick fantasy, has the feel of a grown-up bedtime comedy, a gross, sillier "Princess Bride."