`Beowulf & Grendel'

Category: Beowulf & Grendel Reviews | Posted by: admin
Article Date: January 6, 2006 | Publication: The Desert Sun (Palm Springs) | Author: editors
Publication/Article Link:http://www.thedesertsun.com

Screening: 4 p.m.

Nation: Canada/Iceland/United Kingdom

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson

Synopsis: Director Sturla Gunnarsson ("Such a Long Journey") brings visual panache and psychological depth - as well as touches of humor - to this tale of retribution and revenge, based on the epic poem about a legendary Nordic warrior enlisted by a venal king to rid the Danes of a rampaging and murderous troll.

Cast: Gerard Butler, Stellan SkarsgĂrd, Sarah Polley, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Tony Curran, Martin Delaney

Scorecard: 8.8