CENTURION is set during the war between Roman soldiers and Pict tribesmen during the 2nd century Roman conquest of Britain. Michael Fassbender stars as 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 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), and hell bent on revenge.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
For all its analogies to Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, or wherever, the underlying thrust of Centurion is its celebration of bloodlust.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 08.27.2010
When it comes to crunchy impalings and messy arterial geysers, Marshall's a maestro.Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, 08.25.2010
Rousing if slightly predictable.Leslie Felperin, Variety, 08.27.2010
Flaming arrows, spears, and knives have no problem finding their way to the back of a mouth. The profanity is delightful. And the general atmosphere is grim. The movie just isn't terribly inspired.Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, 08.26.2010