October 20, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

Beowulf (Movie - 2000)

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
93 minutes
performer
Christopher Lambert, Rhona Mitra
director
Graham Baker
distributor
Dimension Films
author
Mark Leahy
genre
Sci-fi and Fantasy
We gave it a C-

If you come across Beowulf and think, ”By Jove, I loved the verse translation, let’s give the film a whirl,” you’re going to be disappointed. The anguished warrior is still driven to battle the evil Grendel, but the producers do an even more thorough job of mangling the text than Lambert, who struts through this medieval wasteland like a stranded member of a Mad Max road production. C-

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