The Northman

Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy's mother. Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who's on a mission to save his mother, kill his uncle and avenge his father.

Directed by: Robert Eggers Giulia Patanè Ben Burt Therese Friel Chris McCormick James Harris Paul Moran
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy,
Production Company: New Regency Pictures, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures, Square Peg,

The Northman - Conquer your fate. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 07-04-2022
  • Runtime: 137 Minutes
  • Popularity: 1,116.62
  • Vote Count: 2,141
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2
  • Budget: USD 70,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 68,030,908
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
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Photo Name Character
Alexander Skarsgård - Azwaad Movie Database Alexander Skarsgård Amleth
Nicole Kidman - Azwaad Movie Database Nicole Kidman Queen Gudrún
Claes Bang - Azwaad Movie Database Claes Bang Fjölnir the Brotherless
Ethan Hawke - Azwaad Movie Database Ethan Hawke King Aurvandil War-Raven
Anya Taylor-Joy - Azwaad Movie Database Anya Taylor-Joy Olga of the Birch Forest
Gustav Lindh - Azwaad Movie Database Gustav Lindh Thórir the Proud
Elliott Rose - Azwaad Movie Database Elliott Rose Gunnar
Willem Dafoe - Azwaad Movie Database Willem Dafoe Heimir the Fool
Phill Martin - Azwaad Movie Database Phill Martin Hallgrímr Half-Troll
Eldar Skar - Azwaad Movie Database Eldar Skar Finnr the Nose-Stub
Photo Name Department
Arnon Milchan-Production Arnon Milchan Production (Producer)
Mark Huffam-Production Mark Huffam Production (Producer)
James Boyle-Sound James Boyle Sound (Sound Designer)
Sam Conway-Visual Effects Sam Conway Visual Effects (Special Effects Supervisor)
James Harrison-Sound James Harrison Sound (Supervising Sound Editor)
Robert Cowper-Art Robert Cowper Art (Art Direction)
Paul Ghirardani-Art Paul Ghirardani Art (Supervising Art Director)
Alexander Skarsgård-Production Alexander Skarsgård Production (Executive Producer)
Alex Boyd-Production Alex Boyd Production (Unit Production Manager)
Sjón-Writing Sjón Writing (Writer)

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First things first - there is virtually nothing original with the plot here. A young prince "Amleth" (Oscar Novak who later morphs into an effective Alexander Skarsgård) witnesses the murder of his father "King Aurvandil" (Ethan Hawke) and the capture of his mother "Gudrún" (Nicole Kidman) by his treacherous uncle "Fjölnir" (Claes Bang). Lucky to escape with his life, he escapes to the land of the Rus where he is soon a capable and powerful warrior. When he learns that the traitor was, himself, deposed and now lives in the inhospitable Iceland, he decides to impersonate one of a group of slaves being sent to his farm so as to wreak his revenge. There are a few twists to the otherwise largely predictable plot - he meets the enigmatic "Olga" (Anya Taylor-Joy) and comes into possession of a deadly sword that can only be drawn at night; but what really makes this stand out is the gritty, dark and enthralling production. The headlines actors actually feature pretty sparingly, though we get a little more Kidman towards the end, and that's no bad thing. It leaves us to enjoy a storyline that draws heavily on the compelling Norse mythology. Not just of Odin, Freya, Valhallah and the like, but of the whole cult of nature; of animalistic behaviour amongst man and beast alike. It draws on a symbiotic relationship with the environment that tests the faith of pagan and Christian alike. It is brutal, but somehow not gratuitous. That's how man treated man; women were little better than breeding chattels and children were even further down the food chain. Robert Eggers has put much more meat on the bones than almost any similar depiction from this hugely rich and enthralling vein of mythology that mixes fact, fiction, fantasy, mysticism and fear very well. It's 2¼ of well paced adventure that looks stunning on a big screen and is well worth a watch there before it loses much of it's grand scale potency on a telly.

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It took me a little while to get into it, but by its conclusion 'The Northman' had fully entertained me. Great film! First and foremost, I'm delighted that I did indeed enjoy this film as my only previous experience of director Robert Eggers was the - in my opinion, and apparently my opinion only! - severely unsatisfying 'The Lighthouse'. It's unmistakable that this 2022 flick is made by the same person, but happily the outcome is far greater. The cast are top notch. Alexander Skarsgård and Anya Taylor-Joy are the two standouts, the latter of which is doing big things lately; she is excellent in the most recent season of television show 'Peaky Blinders', fwiw. Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke and Nicole Kidman are all very good. Willem Dafoe too, naturally. The story is super absorbing, even early on when I was a tad unsure I was still very invested in what was happening onscreen. The dialogue is a big reason for that, as is the thumping score. At times it can feel like it might become too talky and full of itself in regards to its own mythology and all that, though thankfully it never strays into those realms. It also delivers plenty of action, alongside some good ol' violence as well - the ending is quality in that regard, among other reasons too. Go watch!

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Chris Sawin

_The Northman_ is a bloody and ferocious battle cry of a revenge film. The action is brutal and the performances are extraordinary. This is Robert Eggers at his most savage and masterful. Full review:

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I was expecting more from this movie, but it turned out to be a big disappointment. First of all Vikings in this movie were represented more like an animals, acting like a rabid animals rather than humans and Vikings we have seen in popular TV shows, but the reason why I'm giving such a low score to this movie is simple - boredom. Character development was poor. I didn't care for any of them. Story was a typical vengeance story, nothing special or unique and the movie itself was very slow, lacking action and I almost fell a sleep. At first it seemed a realistic movie, but then they started putting supernatural things, so it wasn't realistic, but wasn't a typical unrealistic movie (like Marvel and DC) either. It was just a poor attempt of mixed jumble. It's sad to see such a great actors wasted in this boring movie, but even they couldn't save it if script was so poorly written and executed.

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It's was a terrible movie

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Visually arresting with great sound design and respectable production design has its moments (many downright bizarre), the film also features good performances from Alexander Skarsgard and Anya Taylor-Joy, however I wasn't fully immersed with the story but that has more to do with having little interest in Viking-centric stories. That said, it's worth one watch at least. **3.0/5**

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**Full analysis at** - **Intro** - The Northman is one of the best movies of 2022. It’s a masterpiece of photography and cinematography. And probably it’s the closest film about the Vikings era and culture. Is it perfect? Almost. But we will tell you more in our analysis. - **The Story** - In the North Atlantic of the 895 a.d., a story of betrayals and revenge happened. The protagonist is a little prince, Amleth, who will live his existence in the shadow of vengeance. His life's goal is to fulfil his desire to take back what someone else stole from him: a father, a mother and a kingdom. But, unfortunately, pain and revenge can transform a boy into a brutal wolve. Therefore, Amleth begins his journey, guided by Odin, because justice is what moves our God's desires. But what happened to Amleth? Where is this journey lead him? And what are we going to take back with us after this incredible adventure? - **FULL ANALYSIS AT**

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One of the worst movies I've ever seen this year. A pretty dumb story that full of random illogical moments and nothing more.

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