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Centurion (2010)

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A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack.

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Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sequences of strong bloody violence, grisly images and language | See all certifications »

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30 July 2010 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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£114,147 (UK) (23 April 2010)

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$122,288 (USA) (24 September 2010)
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The Eagle (2011) can almost be seen as a sequel to this film, as it picks up the same storyline about the 9th Legion some 23 years later when the general's son comes back to find the truth about the Legion's disappearance and to collect the Eagle Standard. See more »

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Virilus receives two long cuts across his chest and abdomen in the Pict camp. These are not seen later, when the soldiers come to rescue him and in his fight with Etain. See more »

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[first lines]
Centurion Quintus Dias: [narrating] My name is Quintus Dias. I am a soldier of Rome, and this is neither the beginning nor the end of my story.
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The end of the closing credits state that "This film is based on a 2000 year-old legend", referring to the mysterious disappearance of the Ninth Hispana or Ninth Spanish Legion in Roman-occupied Britain around 117 CE. See more »

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Referenced in Edición Especial Coleccionista: Zombie Town (2010) See more »

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Composed and arranged by Ilan Eshkeri
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One of the best in its genre
17 January 2011 | by (Sri Lanka) – See all my reviews

This movie was relatively unheard of when a friend of mine gave a copy of it. I was skeptical since it was not from Hollywood, no big stars etc. However, it proved I was wrong. This is not a masterpiece indeed; but it was able to get me a thrilling ride from beginning to end. To make it short, I would say this is a combination of "BEHIND ENEMY LINES" scenario at the pace and editing of "BOURNE ULTIMATUM" set at the backdrop of "KING ARTHUR". It's true that script does not focus much on character development but it does not cause any trouble in enjoying this action-adventure. As one reviewer has mentioned, I agree that portrayal of a female warrior by Olga Kurylenko is much more realistic and successful than the similar role played by Keira knightly in "King Arthur". It is really sad that movies like this are not given adequate publicity since this is much better than most big budget Hollywood movies that are being hyped inappropriately.


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