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Hammer Of The Gods (2013)




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Set in Viking Britain in 871 AD, Hammer of the Gods is a visceral, intense tale set in a world whose only language is violence. A young Viking warrior, Steinar (Charlie Bewley), is sent by his father the king on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinar's epic journey across terrifyingly hostile territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be - the ruthless and unforgiving successor to his throne. (c) Magnoliamore
Rating: R (for bloody violence, language including sexual references, and some nudity)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Matthew Read
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 10, 2013
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site


James Cosmo
as King Bagsecg
Francis Magee
as Ulric the Chronicler
Michael Lindall
as Saxon Leader
Lauren Sibbick
as Saxon Woman
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Critic Reviews for Hammer Of The Gods

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (1)

It's hardly high art, but for a cheapjack homegrown action flick this is surprisingly solid.

Full Review… | August 27, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

[Blu-ray Review] This Blu-ray disc of "Hammer of the Gods" looks aesthetically beautiful, brought to life in all its moody, fog-drenched glory. My only wish is that the film itself was better.

Full Review… | September 6, 2013

The low-budget production values and a rather messy Game of Thrones meets Braveheart script might make this film feel extremely corny, but at least it tries to tell an interesting story without the usual Hollywood bombast.

Full Review… | September 3, 2013
Shadows on the Wall

If it's gratuitous Saxon violence you're after then you've come to the right place.

Full Review… | September 3, 2013
Radio Times

A nasty, brutal and relatively short entertainment, aimed at middle-of-the-woad Conanists.

Full Review… | September 2, 2013
Observer (UK)

Hammer of the Gods avoids any real risks and lacks in distinct innovation.

Full Review… | August 30, 2013

Audience Reviews for Hammer Of The Gods


More like hammer of the mortals as there are no gods present. Even if you are speaking metaphorically saying the humans are akin to gods, it is still not accurate as they were not godlike either.


Not nearly as bad as I was expecting with all the poor reviews. The scenery is by far the best part of this movie. had they use Old Norse to speak in and had a bit more help with keeping the pace going it would have turned out really well. For the budget they had it worked out well.

Another movie that has way worse reviews than I expected. I thought it was a solid action movie. I think it would go well as a double feature with Black Death.

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