The Northman


Action / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy / History / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 89%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 64%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 176356

Plot summary

May 21, 2022 at 03:51 PM


Robert Eggers

Top cast

Alexander Skarsgård as Amleth
Anya Taylor-Joy as Olga of the Birch Forest
Ethan Hawke as King Aurvandil War-Raven
Nicole Kidman as Queen Gudrún
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1.23 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 16 min
P/S 6 / 282
2.52 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
2 hr 16 min
P/S 7 / 366
1.23 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 17 min
P/S 48 / 550
2.53 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
2 hr 17 min
P/S 96 / 1,556
6.11 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
2 hr 17 min
P/S 17 / 188

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by sydmwswy 9 / 10


Historical film means this. This is called historical.

Certainly the best and most accurate film ever made about the Middle Ages ..... This movie also has all the elements of an action movie.

In my opinion , the big problem with the propagandas of Hollywood instruments is that they have not seen movies , correctly !!! For example, someone who wants to make a brave lamb , someone who wants to make a Vikings , or he wants to make a Michael Mann movie whose name I do not have in mind right now, or actually Make a Marvel, must sit bored on this master beautiful masterpiece as 721 times ( the number calculated according to the main movie time) watch it 721 times and then make a movie . If the audience didn't have millions to make a fuss , then you can say whatever you want. I think whatching this film 721 times ( main parts of the film ) is obligatory for any filmmaker and filmwatcher in this genre ( or a film with this power) Also, the action scenes of this movie are cinematic and this is important . In the other words they are real.. It is also not achieved by tying two tigers on both sides of the field.

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen 6 / 10

It delivered less than I had expected...

Well, the movie's cover/poster definitely was interesting enough to catch my attention. And I figured that with the movie's 7.8 rating on IMDb, in this writing moment, then I would be in for something grand here.

And I will admit that I was excited to see what writers Sjón and Robert Eggers had in store for me here with the 2 hours and 17 minutes that the movie ran for.

However, I must say that while "The Northman" was watchable, it was ultimately just another run-of-the-mill Viking-inspired movie, for better or worse. Sure, it was a watchable movie and entertaining enough for what it was. But don't get your hopes up for this one. If you've seen other Viking movies, or TV series for that matter, then you already know what you are in for here. Yeah, director Robert Eggers didn't deviate much from the how-to-make-a-Viking-saga-movie blueprint.

Visually then "The Northman" was interesting, as it definitely felt like an era-appropriate movie. I did like the props, costumes, sets, scenery, etc., because it definitely looked and felt like what is usually associated with the Vikings era.

"The Northman" has a good cast ensemble, with the likes of Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke and even Willem Dafoe. All great talents, sure, but some of them do raise a wondering sensation as to why they were cast for a Viking movie. But on the other hand, I will say that casting Icelandic singer Björk for the movie, despite being a minor role and appearance, was just phenomenal.

Something that didn't sit well with me in "The Northman", was the fact that it was English language based. Sure, I understand that from a wider appeal to the audience approach. But it just feels wrong having Vikings speak English, it just takes away from the atmosphere and the believability. And also the supernatural aspects were somewhat baffling to me. Sure, I understand that the Valkyries are a part of Norse lore, but having a pale woman with retainers on her teeth screaming and sitting on a flying horse just doesn't really work.

I was expecting more than just your average generic Viking movie from director Robert Eggers, and I was somewhat disappointed when the movie just turned out to be a run-of-the-mill Viking movie. It could and should have been so much more, especially for a production of this magnitude.

While "The Northman" is watchable and entertaining enough for what it turned out to be, then this is hardly a movie that I will be returning to watch a second time.

My rating of "The Northman" lands on a six out of ten stars. It is the atmosphere, the brutality in the movie, and some of the performances that managed to snag the rating up from five to a six star rating for me.

Reviewed by peeedeee-94281 4 / 10

A Mediocre Hamlet Omelette

I went into this movie without having seen the director's previous work. I guess that probably would have given me some context on what to expect.

This movie was gory, yes. It had some 'shocking' scenes, if you're used to only watching PG movies all the time. But it was far from earth-shattering.

You pretty much get the Hamlet vibe within the first 20 minutes. Heck, the avenging king is named Amleth, an anagram for Hamlet. You don't learn anything about anyone who is affected in that time, or develop any kind of emotional empathy for the characters, you just know you've seen this plot point before.

Then later, predictably, the young king has developed into a fierce but anonymous warrior. Somehow, he is able to swim the frigid waters to sneak on a tiny boat that no one seems to care he just popped in.

We soon learn the kingdom that was claimed by the brother, is now in the hands of someone else. This is where the movie REALLY loses its punch. I mean, the whole point of the revenge tale was for the young king to reclaim his thrown from his murderous Uncle. Except the Uncle is no longer in charge of the kingdom. He's a farmer (?!).

After this the movie tries hard to keep itself relevant when trippy scenes and the occasional gory moments. But it really has no purpose. You don't care about the young king re-claiming his throne. After a while, you don't care about the queen, his mother, because she turns out to be just as untrustworthy.

The only enjoyable part of this film is the scenery. The acting, the plot, everything else, just does not make you feel invested in this movie. The finale was meh, nobody really cares 'everyone' dies. A pointless movie.

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wimvincken profile
wimvincken August 04, 2022 at 11:31 am

An excellent movie. An excellent download for all. The reviewers are off. They might not have watched it.

Lil_Mikey profile
Lil_Mikey July 22, 2022 at 05:46 am

Why did his mother speak evil things, but when killed said ‘Thank you’

Mistarer profile
Mistarer July 10, 2022 at 12:54 am

Luckily I saw this in the cinema and it was truly awesome. I see the comparisons to 'Vikings' as its main flaw for me was underbudgeting. Great acting and directing with an interesting interweaving of the supernatural into the generally mundane setting. Scenery and score are brilliant and really carried on the big screen. Try to get as big a screen as U can and a good subwoofer and sit really close.

billeldahi1 profile
billeldahi1 June 21, 2022 at 12:08 am

a nice one

hasanz profile
hasanz June 04, 2022 at 10:13 am

Actually, I'm regretful that i decided to download and watch a movie about (The North) after I already watched (VIKINGS) series !! This movie is very short copy of VIKINGS, but of course VIKINGS was GREATER.

Grand_Zenies profile
Grand_Zenies June 03, 2022 at 08:53 am

Thanks fellow commenters for not letting me waste my time

sailormoon27 profile
sailormoon27 June 01, 2022 at 03:55 pm

thanks freeman.. :)

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drtech profile
drtech May 31, 2022 at 11:08 am

4 / 10

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nj786haider May 27, 2022 at 11:27 am

rubbish has just evil

greatsplake profile
greatsplake May 27, 2022 at 03:56 am

ugh.what a stinker

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pistiyawaka May 26, 2022 at 03:52 pm


Gojira54 profile
Gojira54 May 26, 2022 at 01:47 pm

Dpgraciad333 I have news for you: nothing is original anymore, but The Northman was still better than 99% of the sh*t we get today, but go and enjoy your lame blockbusters with THE SAME RECYCLED PLOT, because that's ORIGINAL...oh wait.

identernet profile
identernet May 25, 2022 at 07:46 pm

Not impressed at all. In fact it was rubbish.

Kiransangvai profile
Kiransangvai May 25, 2022 at 05:45 pm

Worst time wasting movie..C class

sifou_depp profile
sifou_depp May 24, 2022 at 06:08 am

it is a great movie i watched in theatre and it was a great experience, i think people who didnt like it are not familiar with the director, and also fans of skyrim would like it

vinstalk profile
vinstalk May 23, 2022 at 07:27 am

another overrated movie

HeyItsThisGuy profile
HeyItsThisGuy May 23, 2022 at 01:13 am

This movie looks dope

jonjonzz1947 profile
jonjonzz1947 May 22, 2022 at 09:28 pm

Not much happens. Slow in some ways. I'd rate it a 5 at the most

jimbi profile
jimbi May 22, 2022 at 01:24 am

Mas que porcaria de filme é esse? Pura perda de tempo, apagado e lixeira esvaziada com sucesso. Que doido deu. 7.5???

kd_techniques profile
kd_techniques May 21, 2022 at 09:46 pm

Overrated pcs of s_hit

Sunlife_TR profile
Sunlife_TR May 21, 2022 at 05:55 pm

guys I want to buy 4K TV. I am old movie watcher (fan) What do you think 4K TV add me different emotions when ? watch. I bored to My old 1080 TV

Gojira54 profile
Gojira54 May 21, 2022 at 02:25 pm

To the haters: I guess someone never read Shakespeare or has a mad hate-on for The Lion King, which was based on the same Shakespeare play as The Norseman was. I mean the character's name is Amleth. Say it out loud. AM-LETH. Say it with me. HAM-LET. Hamlet. The story is almost identical. Come on, how is that boring? I swear, there's no culture on here...

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MagneticExcursion May 21, 2022 at 11:04 am

This is a fantastic Norse saga of revenge, betrayal, and the branches of the European Tree of Life stretching on into eternity. Whites will feel a connection with their ancestors. Others will just leave spiteful comments, LOL.

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Marvelous_Mervo May 20, 2022 at 02:57 pm

the ultimate Ultra-MAGA movie! HAIL ODIN! HAIL THE MAGA KING!

Darksagan profile
Darksagan May 20, 2022 at 08:52 am

This movie was savage, brutal and the best representation of how I pictured the Berserkers. Super dark with lots of messed up stuff that was going down back then. Loved it, not for betas.

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lentelawaii May 20, 2022 at 01:03 am

Another movie for Arthouse likers. Its no "mainstream" movie since the pacing is sometimes slow and not every motive is spoon-fed and explained. It is somewhat a basic "revenge" story and it clearly shows how simpleminded revenge is in its essence, especially back in that time period where there was a lot of misbelieve about gods and "folklore". For someone whos interested in folklore and arthouse this is a must watch. The cinematography is absolutely stunning as well.

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larry82285 profile
larry82285 May 18, 2022 at 02:42 pm

The Northman shows white people with pride, independence, strength, with their own rich, complex, and non-integrated society... things the LEFT doesn't think white people should have. Also, white people have endured slavery too.

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grancabeza May 17, 2022 at 11:24 pm

gar ba ge,,, horrible,,, terrible,, worst movie ever in every aspect... i loved the grass houses although...and anya.s ass