Sign of the Pagan

1954

Sign of the Pagan

Critics Consensus

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43%

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33%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 74
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Movie Info

This campy sword and sandal epic presents a kinder, gentler Attila the Hun who is portrayed as more neurotic than nasty as he muses obsessively about Christ and then mercilessly sacks the Roman empire.

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Critic Reviews for Sign of the Pagan

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (4)

  • Douglas Sirk's direction of the excellent script catches the sweep of the period portrayed without letting the characters get lost in spectacle.

    Jun 20, 2007 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • Customers planning to sneak out during these frothing soliloquies must cope with a musical sound track deafening enough to nail anybody down.

    Mar 24, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
    New York Times
    Top Critic
  • An immensely interesting though finally unsuccessful film.

    Mar 24, 2007 | Full Review…

    Derek Adams

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • While certainly not a classic, the film is leagues above Hollywood's typical 'babes-and-bacchanals' biblical epics of the period.

    Jun 20, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Sirk's fluid direction lift this refreshingly short epic above what most other directors would have done with the material.

    Mar 24, 2007 | Full Review…
  • Too uneven, dramatically clumsy, chatty and overblown to satisfy.

    Mar 22, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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