Beowulf and Grendel is a medieval epic that tells the blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel. Cast includes Gerard Butler as Beowulf, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson as Grendel and Sarah Polley as Selma. Beowulf and Grendel premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 14, 2005.
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Beowulf and Grendel: Official Movie Site
Features story information, shooting locations, image gallery, blogs, video interviews and interactive forum.
Beowulf & Grendel : 2005 TIFF Update
Based on the famed epic poem, Beowulf and Grendel tells the astonishingly dull and hopelessly irrelevant story of a legendary warrior named Beowulf who must hunt down and kill a murderous troll before it does any more damage. Review by David Nusair.
ComingSoon.net: Beowulf and Grendel
Production information, crew and cast list, plot summary and trailer.
Grendel’s Lair : Beowulf
Plot synopsis, characters, discussion board, reference material and links for E-text versions of the literary work.
Potty-Mouthed Dialogue Mars Scenically Stunning 'Beowulf & Grendel'
Gerard Butler is a vision of unconflicted Viking charisma. By William Arnold.
Tribute.ca: Beowulf and Grendel
Offers a short synopsis, star bios and movie stills.
Beowulf Meets Girl; Girl Meets Troll. Eeew.
It's intended as a cautionary tale about needless military intervention, as well as a commentary on the danger of making sweeping moral assumptions in foreign policy -- especially when dealing with trolls. The problem is, when you blur the moral lines of the Beowulf saga, you're left with nothing but a bunch of drunks in animal skins, scratching themselves. By Mick LaSalle. (June 30, 2006)
East Bay Times: Poignant Beast Makes 'Beowulf' Memorable
Thought-provoking and poignant, the film was shot in Iceland with actors whose accents are, like the source material, often too dense to decipher. (June 30, 2006)
CanMag: Canadian Beowulf & Grendel Review
In the prologue “A Hate is Born”, the first sight that catches your eye is an incredible view of a landscape and you are transported almost immediately into the Epic that is Beowulf. (March 22, 2006)
Canoe-Jam: 'Beowulf & Grendel' A Brutish Epic
'Beowulf and Grendel' is a ludicrous movie with mad Icelandic energy, severed body parts, lots of mead, grimy imagery and real frost on the characters' breath, reveals Jim Slotek in his review for the Toronto Sun. (March 01, 2006)
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