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251 Ratings

The 13th Warrior

United States, 1999
Action, Adventure, Fantasy


It’s feast or famine when Arab ambassador Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan is sent to make peaceful contact with the barbaric Vikings in A.D. 922. Soon, he finds himself in the midst of a battle between the Norsemen and their supernatural, flesh-eating enemies.

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The 13th Warrior Directed by John McTiernan, Michael Crichton

Critics reviews

The surprising thing about The 13th Warrior—at least once you get past the opening credits—is that it isn’t the schizoid mess of clashing sensibilities one would presume it to be, given its production history. Stripped of the novel’s meta-fictional gimmicks and dry humor, and with only some of McTiernan’s vision, it still works well as a medieval adventure yarn. The storytelling is occasionally rushed and clunky, but the action—almost all of it McTiernan’s—is atmospheric and gritty.
May 08, 2015
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