The Northman

137 mins
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Filmmaker Robert Eggers follows up The Witch and The Lighthouse with this Viking revenge epic set in 10th Century Iceland,... More

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The Northman | Ratings & Reviews

Never less than visually incredible, Robert Eggers has smuggled a savage and downbeat saga into theatres that feels almost entirely uncompromising. If a gruelling Viking epic over two hours in length sounds appealing, this film has you covered.

"(Skarsgård) sorely lacks the charisma to carry a movie of this scale..."


"It’s entirely outrageous... I couldn’t look away."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Ferociously elemental, energized and unhinged."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter


Total FilmTotal Film

"The Northman doesn’t lack for blood and guts, but it doesn’t play enough in the well of the weird."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"The script... serves mostly as bare scaffolding for the film's ravishing vistas and flamboyant violence..."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"All you really need to know about The Northman — a $90 million Viking revenge saga directed by Robert Eggers — is that every single minute of it feels like a $90 million Viking revenge saga directed by Robert Eggers."


"I call upon Odin: may The Northman make a billion dollars."


"With The Northman, we encounter the brilliant execution of a fairly demented vision. To see it is to think, simultaneously, “Wow” and “What were they thinking?!”"

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"It feels compromised, but the great stuff outweighs the not-so-great stuff."


"A one-note fiasco... from a gifted film-maker who should have known better."

The TimesThe Times

"(The Northman) comes at you with whopping set-pieces and a ragged, reckless sense of structure."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

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

Time OutTime Out

"A delightfully offbeat epic."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"The kind of movie where even the mud has rage..."

"(This) gruesome Viking epic bustles with intelligence and invention."

The Irish TimesThe Irish Times

"A cinematic saga worthy of the ancestors."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Robert Eggers’ expansive and haunting Viking epic might be his best film yet..."


The Northman | Details

15, strong bloody violence, gore, sexual violence, sex, nudity
Action, Adventure
Country of origin

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