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      Erik the Viking

      PG-13 1989 1 hr. 43 min. Comedy Fantasy List
      50% 20 Reviews Tomatometer 59% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score A Viking with a conscience, Erik (Tim Robbins) tires of pillaging and decides to set out on a quest. When the wise Freya (Eartha Kitt) informs Erik that a great mythic wolf has eaten the sun, the warrior resolves to venture to Asgard, home of the Norse gods, to set things right. Before Erik can reach Asgard, he and his allies must first find a magical horn that resides in the land of King Arnulf (Terry Jones), who, luckily for the hero, has a lovely daughter, Princess Aud (Imogen Stubbs). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Sep 26 Buy Now

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      Alan M Haven't seen this for over 30 years and I appreciate it more now, decent performances from a young Tim Robbins, Eartha Kitt, Mickey Rooney & Tim Mcinerny. Nicely put together by Terry Jones and well worth giving it a look, I'm glad I did. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review kevin w The story follows one particularly earnest young Viking leader (Tim Robbins) who bucks centuries-old Nordic tradition and wonders if raping and pillaging is all there is to this meager existence. Terry Jones of Monty Python fame is behind this better-than-average adventure tale ~ seemingly deciding that if one is going to fail one might as well 'go all in'. And so although the work is often comically bold if unfunny there is no one to say stop, such as when an angry king cannot find the lover in the princess' bedchamber. Still worthy! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member It's one of the best movies I watched as a kid, it made me think a lot about what people believe and how it affects their life, how the gods have nothing to do with human behavior and how we live in a circle between working and spending money so we can work and spend more money, it truly is a brilliant film that everyone should see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Nothing to see here. Some slightly humorous moments, but overall pretty dull for a Terry Gillaim product. Storyline is always secondary to an alleged comedy. It's all about the sight gages and great jokes, a la The Holy Grail. This is a no show no go. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member A prequel to the MCU. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member I waited forever for the US DVD release having loved the original. The DVD was reedited by Terry Jones' son and all the flow and timing of humor was significantly diminished by cutting 21 minutes and reordering some scenes. The original release is much better and a classic. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Chris Willman Los Angeles Times A stillborn comedy in which minutes sometimes mysteriously go by between even attempted gags, and in which virtually no comic scene works up to any kind of viable punch line or payoff. Rated: 1/5 Apr 24, 2011 Full Review Variety Staff Variety The idea of telling the story of a Viking warrior who thought there must be more to life than rape and pillage is an amusing one, and for the most part Erik the Viking is an enjoyable film. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Time Out Not a funny film, and neither well-directed nor exciting. Jan 26, 2006 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com ...there’s tantalising evidence of a potentially great Python film that never came to fruition... Rated: 3/5 Jan 9, 2024 Full Review Tom Cassidy Common Sense Media A handful of jokes land but on the whole, Erik is best left to see out his days in Valhalla, undisturbed by new viewers. Rated: 2/5 Apr 6, 2021 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine Taken as a whole it is a minor disappointment, but taken as a series of comic sketches it is regularly superb. Rated: 7/10 Feb 3, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A Viking with a conscience, Erik (Tim Robbins) tires of pillaging and decides to set out on a quest. When the wise Freya (Eartha Kitt) informs Erik that a great mythic wolf has eaten the sun, the warrior resolves to venture to Asgard, home of the Norse gods, to set things right. Before Erik can reach Asgard, he and his allies must first find a magical horn that resides in the land of King Arnulf (Terry Jones), who, luckily for the hero, has a lovely daughter, Princess Aud (Imogen Stubbs).
      Director
      Terry Jones
      Screenwriter
      Terry Jones
      Production Co
      Svensk Filmindustri
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Comedy, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $656.7K
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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