Fearless Roman soldiers take on fierce guerrilla warriors in Centurion
, director Neil Marshall’s brutal and exciting historical action adventure. With sweeping camerawork that gives the action an appropriately majestic scope, inventive battle scenes that don’t sacrifice coherence for style, and tough characters that aren’t just cardboard cutouts, it’s got all of the elements that make a Marshall film great, wrapped up in an original story that remains fresh and exciting despite its familiar trappings. In short, Centurion
is everything that Marcus Nispel’s Pathfinder
wanted to be, but executed by a filmmaker with genuine talent for storytelling. <...