The Northman

audience Reviews

, 64% Audience Score
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    A grand norse epic with dazzling effects, a fresh yet familiar story, a stunning cast, and a solid performance from Skarsgard that glues the film in one modern-day Braveheart. This is one of the best films of 2022 in my opinion.
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    Firstly , let me just qualify this. Pre Covid I went to a movie in a theatre 3x a month. I watched streaming series and movies enough to safely say I see 50 to 75 movies a year.Obviously less so now,especially since there is SO VERY LITTLE quality cntent being made. This is no exception. It bombed at thetres for a reason. It is uneventful,boring, horribly directed, and acted. The room to make a spectacular drama was huge,but what they made was so small it felt like a tv movie. It is terrible,and cemented why I cannot stand Nicole Kidman.She overacts and always looks exactly the same. The love interest od Anna T. Joy was a very,very weird choice. The accents were hilariously bad. Stay away from this movie unless your'e drunk or a stand up commedian.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    It is a very good film, little by little you will feel the adrenaline and I dare say the thirst for revenge. I loved!💕
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    This would rank as one of the worst movies I have seen (which has been given "high recomendation" from your critics). It is not even entertaining. It is a movie which should never have been made. To read your critics praise, of this movie, brings to mind the Kings "Magic Suit of Clothes"
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Good but you need to know a lot about Norse gods and beliefs in order to watch it
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Unfortunately I was disappointed. Especially after all the hype. I like the Skarsgaards, all of them, but I kept wanting Alexander to hold his head up. The mixture of Hamlet and Arthur with a bit of Oedipus thrown in was a bit much. Kidman didn't help standing there with no depth of character whatsoever. Amleth whining about a miserable life yet apart from slavery to his uncle he seemed to have an ok life. Fjòlnir is made the hero of the film. Bleak and depressing, frankly.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Horrible movie, painful to watch, If I had paid to see this, I would have walked out!
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Had some cool moments but honestly just was not my thing.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Intresting and unique, very emotional ending.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Net of some slip-ups in the heroic fantasy of "Conan": a hyphen (or an obelus: ÷) between the date of birth and that of death is what we find engraved on each tombstone and is today's version of the 3 Greek Moirai, the 3 Norse Norns, the 3 Hindu deities of the Trimurti: the beginning, the duration, the end. The destiny of every cosmic entity, its fate, its predestination, since nothing and no one is allowed to self-determine ontologically. If Refn's "Valhalla Rising" (2009) limits itself to exposing a primitive and ancestral violence, if Joel Coen's "Macbeth" (2021) forgets this essential element of Shakespearean tragedy, instead Eggers draws on such root of the true epic: the ineluctability and unchangeability of what has already been brutally and de-responsibly decided of our existences, of which we are actors and spectators but not directors. Free will as a chimera: "meat puppets". A wrong metaphysical model? Maybe: other myths prospect the tree of life, but not Malick's (2011), blinded by the Grace he sees everywhere, nor the esoteric Aronofsky's ("The Fountain" 2006), that doesn't work. So what? (Mauro Lanari)