Atom User Reviews for The Northman

3.9 out of 5
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Verified Review

Not sure why anyone has anything good to say about this movie. I was stoked to go see it based on the trailer, but it was pretty bad. Slow, poor story development... a poor story to begin with, and they didn't do anything to make it any better. it's been a long time since I was so disappointed afer watching a movie. I wouldn't waste your money folks.

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Steve C
Verified Review
#fantasy
#intense
#great
#epic
#mustseebro
#seeingitagain
#mustsee

The details in this movie are great. Straightforward story line to understand. Many action packed scenes. Good acting overall. An absolute great movie to watch.

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Gregory A
Verified Review
#twohoursiwillnevergetback

2 1/2 hours of life gone we will never get back. With no entertainment value. Worst movie I have seen in years. My husband and I just kept looking at each other like should we leave this is terrible. When it was finally over we just looked at each other in disbelief. Waste of time!!!!

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Tammarie S
Verified Review
#boring
#snoozefest
#sucks

It is by far the worst Viking movie ever! Horrible story/plot too much blah blah blah, and not enough action as expected in a Viking movie. Gives Viking genre a bad name.

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Blue D
Verified Review

This is a movie I will definitely see again! I liked the story, the imagery. It's intense and keeps your attention the whole way through. Skarsgard is amazing in this!

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Jessica M
Verified Review
#intense
#epic
#greatvisualfx
#heartpounding
#predictable
#slow

Starts off slow, the Norse mythos keeps it interesting. Definitely don’t come on drugs for this one.

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Josh C
Verified Review

Do not watch this movie. It is a terrible low budget film.

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Kallil D
Verified Review
#horrible
#notmyfave

The worst movie I’ve seen in a long time.

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Danielle K
Verified Review

First time I have walked out of a movie in years. Horrible

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Ralph J
Verified Review
#intense
#epic

the young son of a Viking king is saddled with a fateful task of avenging his father and rescuing his captive mother from the hands of the King's ambitious brother. Hypnotic filmmaking with some weird stuff in it, coupled with Shakespearean-style dialog may turn off some viewers, but this Viking epic delivers an engaging story, sincere performances (especially Taylor-Joy), and stirring visuals. I actually would have liked more visceral violence that was in line with reality of the time, but if you like violence, don't worry. This film pulls few punches. A true "man movie", with strong female characters as well.

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Mark L
Verified Review
#savage

movie was pretty savage. 4.3 stars.

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atouk A
Verified Review
#why

THIS MOVIE IS PURE TRASH!!

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ANTHONY B
Verified Review

The first hour is just too slow, it tends to be hard to follow, and I honestly think it would have benefited from better direction.

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Ken B
Verified Review

Sucks

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david R
Verified Review
#epic
#intense

tranports you to viking times. really epic

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alexander P
Verified Review
#intense
#greatcast
#actionpacked
#fantasy
#mustsee
#epic
#great
#greatvisualfx
#heartpounding
#mustseebro

Eggers delivers once again! The man is such a visionary! Love the intensity of his films. Fantastically immersive. Actors perfectly cast. Great performances. I read an article depicting The Northman being this generations "Gladiator". I can definitely understand why. A great epic!

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Niah V
Verified Review
#greatcast

Terrible story. I expected so much more from such a great cast.

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Denise H
Verified Review
#slow
#boring
#fail

I made it through forty five minutes and walked out. Never again. It was as silly as it was slow, especially the coming of age ritual with the boy. Will not be finishing that movie.

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Sarah S
Verified Review

Mehhhhh

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David N
Verified Review
#cliché
#creepy
#fantasy

so much scenes that just should of not been there. i thought this movie was realistic but it was just so dumb. would not recommend. i've seen kids in the theater too. Def not for kids either.

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Anatoliy M
Verified Review

Slow paced movie with excellent cinematography. Great acting from the lead and cast members. A pretty good movie.

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Jason A
Verified Review
#mustseebro
#greatcast
#heartpounding
#awardbuzz
#blockbuster
#intense
#mustsee
#leavekidsathome
#great
#epic

Masterpiece

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William J
Verified Review
#intense
#actionpacked
#epic
#greatcast
#greatvisualfx
#fantasy

This is for story lovers. It has a great cast, great effects and the mythology was beautiful! The imagery was stunning.

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Jaz C
Verified Review
#intense
#greatcast
#actionpacked
#epic

loved it!

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Sonya B
Verified Review
#snoozefest
#notmyfave
#creepy
#boring
#slow

Who ever made this movie should not be given the chance to make another .

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Estevan A
Verified Review

It was horrible.

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arden P
Verified Review
#greatcast
#awardbuzz
#epic
#heartpounding

Amazing!

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Joshua W
Verified Review
#dumbwhatawaste

this is by far the dumbest movie I have ever seen. It was a complete joke.

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May M
Verified Review
#epic
#actionpacked
#great
#mustsee
#greatvisualfx
#greatcast
#heartpounding
#leavekidsathome
#awardbuzz
#blockbuster

Exactly what I expected from Robert Eggers. Perfect.

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Tyler C
Verified Review
#intense
#greatcast
#actionpacked
#great

Great watch for me, im interested in history/ fantasy movies.

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Jermaine S
Verified Review

It was epic! See this movie on the BIG SCREEN!

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Robert M
Verified Review
#seeingitagain
#mustsee
#epic
#great
#surprising

Revenge, mythology, and fate. This movie has it all. Amazing visuals and a great cast. I highly recommend you see this film.

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Chris M
Verified Review

So detailed that I never thought I was watching a movie

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Christian S
Verified Review
#intense
#actionpacked

Did not really like the ending

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George P
Verified Review
#actionpacked
#intense
#epic
#great
#greatcast

Starts off a lil slow but the 2nd part is fantastic!

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Jesús S
Verified Review

Best movie I’ve seen in years!!!

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Juliet R
Verified Review
#intense
#epic
#great
#surprising

Great storyline and action.

JR
Jose R
Verified Review

Extremely straightforward, with few surprises, but an excellent delivery of what it promises

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Elizabeth E
Verified Review
#actionpacked

Sequencing is awful with a story line that makes little sense

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Jack B
Verified Review
#disappointing

started out good then failed.. had alot of potential such a shame

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Mike V
Verified Review
#intense
#boring
#creepy
#predictable
#wtf

whoever made this was definitely on drugs and doesn't know how to tell story. Action and visuals were cool but plot, characters basically everything else was severely lacking. Scenes jumped around and nothing made sense. Felt like I was on drugs watching this.

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Eliud V
Verified Review
#intense
#epic
#greatcast

Great movie. Gritty, realistic, and refreshingly not woke!

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Steven D
Verified Review
#fantasy
#slow
#notexpected

Falsely Advertise, miss leading

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Dan M
Verified Review
#intense
#epic
#greatvisualfx
#mustsee
#actionpacked
#mustseebro
#allthefeels

This movie is amazing I don't understand the people saying it's boring, it's basically action from beginning to end amazing movie

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Ruben F
Verified Review

It was very slow and anticlimactic.

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Christi G
Verified Review
#boring

A complete waste of money!

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Leelynn G
Verified Review
#intense
#epic
#greatcast
#mustsee

What a movie!!!!!

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Eddison N
Verified Review
#actionpacked
#fantasy
#epic
#unreal
#greatcast

What a cinematic treat!

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James C
Verified Review

low budget

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Karen T
Verified Review
#notmyfave
#creepy
#lol
#boring

Super violent, poor story, plenty if darkness and bad feelings. Animal cruelty and a terrible ending. Just don’t waste your time ;)

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Daniel M

Metacritic

75
Apr 12, 2022

At least from an ambition standpoint, Eggers’ devotion pays off in heaps. The Northman offers a lot to enjoy in what is a lot of movie. It features both see-it-to-believe-it “fuck yeah!” gruesomeness in its 10th Century tale and the kind of historical and mythical attention to detail to be expected from Eggers

Metacritic review by Tomris Laffly
Tomris Laffly
The A.V. Club
100
Apr 11, 2022

Perhaps Eggers has lost some of the horrible intimacy we savoured in his earlier work. But he offers us compensation in scope, intensity and pure bloody ferocity.

Donald Clarke
The Irish Times
100
Apr 11, 2022

Make it your destiny to see this blood-soaked odyssey along the edge of the world as soon as possible.

Phil de Semlyen
Time Out