Beowulf (1999)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  1 April 1999 (Singapore)
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A sci-fi update of the famous 6th Century poem. In a beseiged land, Beowulf must battle against the hideous creature Grendel and his vengeance seeking mother.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Hammond ...
Weaponsmaster (as Charlie Robinson)
Brent Jefferson Lowe ...
Roger Sloman ...
Layla Roberts ...
Robert Willox ...
Chief Officer
Marcel Cobzariu ...
Lookout (as Marcelo Cobzariu)
Vlad Jipa ...
Diana Dumbrava ...
Hrothgar's Wife
Andrei Rusu ...
Soldier #1


This post-apocalyptic future story is based on the 8th century Saxon epic poem about the knight who battled a monster in a medieval castle. In this story, Beowulf is a wanderer who learns about a man-eating creature called Grendel which comes in the night to devour warriors trapped at the Outpost. The Outpost is ruled by Hrothgar. He has a daughter, whose husband may have been murdered by the Outpost's master of arms. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 April 1999 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

Beovulf  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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When interviewed about filming "Beowulf". Rhona Mitra admitted that everybody had told her not to do the film and it would be a nightmare and had said it was a nightmare and Romania was a hell-hole. See more »


The blood on Beowulf's sword at the end of his first fight. See more »


Hrothgar: Then what brings you here?
Beowulf: The Darkness.
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Version of Grendel Grendel Grendel (1981) See more »


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below expectations
28 December 2000 | by (Brasov, Romania) – See all my reviews

I've heard many things about Beowulf, maybe because i'm from Romania and a good part of the movie was filmed here, in my country. And i expected a lot from this film. At the end, i was disappointed. It is not as horrible as other users said, but it's definetely bad. It's all about a monster killing people in a 6th century castle and Lambert the one who comes to kill him. Lambert is good, as he is in all his roles, but the rest of the characters suck, and the action isn't too good either. Plus maybe the only thing that could've saved this film, the special effects, are also very bad, the monster looks awful (not scary, but awful). Oh and another bad thing: the music. The movie tries, and manages to create the 6th century atmosphere. But all the action sequences are presented on rock music, which is very very bad. I mean action on rock works perfectly on a movie like Charlie's Angels - where that's the perfect way to shoot your action. But here, that was a very bad idea.

Vote: 4 out of 10.

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