Centurion

Out Now On-Demand

A period epic, set during the war between Roman soldiers and Pict tribesmen during the 2nd Century Roman conquest of Britain. From the director of The Descent.

Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) is Quintus Dias, Roman centurion and son of a legendary gladiator who leads a group of soldiers on a raid of a Pict camp to rescue a captured general (Dominic West, The Wire). The son of the Pict leader is murdered during the raid, and the Romans find themselves hunted by a seemingly unstoppable group of the Pict's most vicious and skilled warriors, led by a beautiful and deadly tracker (Olga Kurylenko, Quantum of Solace), hell bent on revenge.

Trailers

Directed by

Written by

Action, War, Historical, Epic

97mins

Rating: R16 Violence & Offensive Language

UK

Official Site

Empire (UK)

press

A gritty, brutal chase movie that's more about swords (and spears, and axes) than sandals - although it could have done with a lot more character-meat on those bones.

Hollywood Reporter

press

Centurion delivers some large-scale action but plays almost like a Roman-era Western in its depiction of a few soldiers trying to get home alive after the slaughter of their comrades.

Los Angeles Times

press

Fast-moving, epic-on-a-shoestring tale of one Roman soldier's fight that is by turns heroic, fearsome, funny, fateful and, oh, so brutal, with swords hacking off heads at every turn.

Variety (USA)

press

"Doomsday," horror-trained British helmer Neil Marshall flexes strong action muscles and carves copious flesh here, creating the sort of broadsword-based bedlam that will thrill fans of ancient martial movies.

Enjoyable movie

user


Enjoyable movie

Apart from the magnificent scenery, it was a very good attempt at telling the story of how the Picts defeated the XIth legion. Enjoyable interaction of Scottish Gaelic being used for authenticity's sake. Had a little bit of everything and plenty of blood and fire.

Great

user


Great

Wonderful Pictish (Scottish) story of the massacre of the XIth ...cept there were no survivors in reality!!

Bit of romance, bit of heroism, but pity that the Picts were not shown as the artists that they were ... just shown as bloodthirsty barbarians...remember the Romans were the invaders to the Pictish lands.

Excellent

user


Excellent

Good to see not only Scottish scenery but some Scottish Gaelic thrown in with great battle scenes.

tense and bloody

user


tense and bloody

good hack em to death dark ages thriller