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


Neil Marshall


Neil Marshall
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Fassbender ... Centurion Quintus Dias
Andreas Wisniewski ... Commander Gratus
Dave Legeno ... Vortix
Axelle Carolyn ... Aeron
Dominic West ... General Titus Flavius Virilus
Dhafer L'Abidine ... Arm Wrestling Opponent
JJ Feild ... Thax
Lee Ross ... Septus
David Morrissey ... Bothos
Simon Chadwick ... Carlisle Messenger
Ulrich Thomsen ... Gorlacon
Ryan Atkinson Ryan Atkinson ... Gorlacon's Son
Paul Freeman ... Governor Julius Agricola
Olga Kurylenko ... Etain
Jake Maskall ... Roman Officer Argos (as Jake Maskell)


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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Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Prosthetics designer Paul Hyett was thrilled to be part of the production as it afforded him the chance to make slashed throats, chopped arms, decapitations, head slicings, arrows in necks, axes in necks, burnings and head crushings. He ultimately went through over 200 liters of fake blood. See more »


All of the horse riders are shown riding with stirrups. The stirrup did not come into use in Europe until the 6th century, so Romans and Britons riding horses would not had stirrups at the time depicted in the film, the 2nd century AD, See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

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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Fort Attack
Composed and arranged by Ilan Eshkeri
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A good attempt which could have been great!
12 August 2010 | by saadgkhanSee all my reviews

CENTURION – CATCH IT ( B ) Centurion is one of those movies which try to cover its flaws with heavy violent action sequences. The best part of the movie is its locations and cinematography, I was amazed by each and single frame of the movie, they have shot at some of the most beautiful unseen locations and it makes the movie a treat to watch. I hoped that if the screen play would have been as strong as the cinematography of the movie is. Michael Fassbender is the hottest star right now after Hunger, Fish Tank, Inglorious Bastards, Eden Lake, 3OO and now Centurion he surely has made a Big place in my heart as an actor. Though this movie didn't justice to his acting abilities but he surly did cover it with great sword action sequences. Olga Kurylenko did a fine job though she played a Mute Character still with her looks and fighting sequences she proved yet again why she is been most favorite for action roles. Imogen Poots looked really pretty though she comes in last 30 minutes still she leaves a good impact. All the other men were good and supported the movie really well. Overall a good attempt which could have been great!

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Release Date:

30 July 2010 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,826, 29 August 2010

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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