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Critics Who Saw The Northman Are Picking Their Jaws Up Off The Floor

By MAX MILLER
Reviews are already piling up for "The Northman," director Robert Eggers's bloody Viking tale of revenge, ahead of its theatrical release later this month. The film tells a familiar tale about a prince who vows to avenge his father's death at the hands of his uncle.
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Thus far, critics have responded to the movie with an overwhelming groundswell of positive reviews. "The Northman" currently boasts an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, with many critics praising the film's direction, cinematography, and cast, as well as its use of historical accuracy and unflinching violence to deconstruct the trappings of masculinity.
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Writing for The Irish Times, critic Donald Clarke noted that "The Northman" is continuously engaging as a result of its adherence to historical accuracy. Clarke goes on to say, "All this is good clean homicidal fun."
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Linda Marric at The Jewish Chronicle said, "[Eggers] has delivered an unflinchingly brutal, raw and genuinely thrilling tale of vengeance and passion," before proceeding to call it the best movie of 2022 thus far. The Independent's Clarisse Loughrey spoke in glowing terms of the authentic portrayal of Viking culture on display in "The Northman."
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"The Northman" boasts a stacked cast, with Alexander Skarsgård in the lead role of Amleth, accompanied by Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and more. The standout performance appears to be Kidman as Queen Gudrún, according to many reviews.
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