Picture from Beowulf
Overall D

English literature comes to digitally-enhanced life in this cinematic retelling of the classic legend. Beowulf (voice of Ray Winstone) defeats the demon Grendel (Crispin Glover) only to be forced to face the monster's mother (Angelina Jolie) who uses her seductive body as a weapon. (And viewers will have to ignore everything they know about genetics to believe this mother/son relationship.)

Violence D-
Sexual Content D
Profanity B
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sexual material and nudity


The most recent home video release of this movie is February 25, 2008. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: 26 February 2008

Beowulf cuts his way onto DVD, leaving only a making-of featurette in his wake (titled A Hero’s Journey). Audio tracks are available in 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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Another legendary hero who has enjoyed much silver screen time is Arthur. His life is portrayed as a musical in Camelot, as a tragic romance in First Knight, and as an epic battle in King Arthur.