TxZ1872’s review published on Letterboxd:
It’s not often you get to experience a “five-star” film in theatres, so to have experienced two within as many nights feels like a true blessing. Both couldn’t be any different, which only amplifies the love I hold for this medium. I watched some trailers but not all so I knew the basics of what to expect but I found myself completely immersed in this Shakespeare like tale thanks to a spellbinding performance from Alexander Skarsgård who I was always a fan of but I felt he upped his game to a level I hadn’t considered possible and the effort he put in behind the scenes pours onto the screen and drowns you in it’s overwhelming brilliance. I won’t forget his performance for a long time, if ever.
He wasn’t alone in this regard, however, as Anya Taylor Joy, Nicole Kidman, and Ethan Hawke stood alongside him regardless of the latter twos, much less screen time. A special shout-out has to be given to the young boy who played the young Amleth magnificently well and engrossed me into the film with such sensitivity and awareness. It’s hard to believe he’s just a young boy, with such a mature performance.
The cinematography and directorial performances don’t need an awful lot of words to justify me bringing it up, because anyone who’s interested in seeing the Northman that’s on Letterboxd will no doubt appreciate what Robert Eggers and Jarin Blaschke bring to the table every single time. It’s just incredible and I feel privileged to have witnessed it in all its big screen glory. Couldn’t recommend this film enough!!