The new Robert Eggers movie The Northman doesn’t release in theaters until April 22, but the first wave of social reviews hit Twitter last night in the wake of the film’s premiere.
Not surprisingly, The Witch and The Lighthouse filmmaker’s new movie has been met with almost universal praise so far, being called everything up to and including a “masterpiece.”
“I’ve been a huge fan of Robert Eggers for years, but The Northman is truly his masterpiece. Brutal, fearless, & audacious, it feels like the kind of cinematic epic we don’t see very often anymore,” Heather Wixson from The Daily Dead raves in her social media review.
“The Northman is Robert Eggers’ best film yet,” Wealth of Geeks and Collider’s Maggie Lovitt agrees. “Stunning cinematography sets the scene for the perfect merger of otherworldly Norse mythology with the brutal reality of Viking history.”
“You definitely won’t be able to take your eyes off this blood-soaked revenge tale,” tweets Fandango’s Erik Davis, who also calls the film “daring and devilish.”
Brandon Davis from ComicBook.com praises the leading man of The Northman, “Alexander Skarsgård is insane for that performance. The man turns into an animal.”
Flickering Myth’s Robert Kojder tweets that the film is “so primal, savage, and visceral with stunning cinematography and a battle cry of a score. Robert Eggers continues to amaze.”
Critic @thisisnotahmad adds, “Talks of studio interference were highly exaggerated; this is purely an Eggers movie through and through. It is truly a miracle that this movie exists.”
Check out more early The Northman reviews below and expect our review very soon!
Described as “an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder,” The Northman comes exclusively to theaters on April 22, 2022.
From acclaimed director Robert Eggers comes The Northman starring Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Björk. The film is directed by Robert Eggers, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón. Producers are Lars Knudsen, Mark Huffam and New Regency.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) April 5, 2022
#TheNorthman is BRUTAL. Skarsgård is oozing w/ revenge-fueled ferocity from start to finish. Loved the choice to capture so much — action & dialogue-heavy beats — in one shot. Lets the exceptional cast shine & ensures you feel every ounce of this movie’s passion & aggression. pic.twitter.com/7nC2kfAUGo
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) April 5, 2022
Wow. #TheNorthman was incredible. Robert Eggers at the top of his game. Stunning, shocking, jawdropping and unforgettable. Talks of studio interference were highly exaggerated; this is purely an Eggers movie through and through. It is truly a miracle that this movie exists.
— ahmad (@thisisnotahmad) April 5, 2022
I’ve been a huge fan of Robert Eggers for years, but THE NORTHMAN is truly his masterpiece. Brutal, fearless, & audacious, it feels like the kind of cinematic epic we don’t see very often anymore. It’s a ferocious & stunning work of art & Alexander Skarsgård rules. #TheNorthman pic.twitter.com/Cs8Zgbktuc
— Heather Wixson (@MMEFXBook out 10/20!) (@thehorrorchick) April 5, 2022
Robert Eggers’ #TheNorthman is hauntingly visceral & super transfixing. You definitely won’t be able to take your eyes off this blood-soaked revenge tale. Alexander Skarsgård is a BEAST & ferocious throughout. Nicole Kidman has a couple scenes that floored me. Daring & devilish pic.twitter.com/9DMX3Mm4sq
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) April 5, 2022
The Northman is spectacular. It’s surprisingly Eggers’ most accessible film, but no less immersive in its authentic feel. It’s a gripping revenge story that keeps its hand around your throat & visually stunning. Compelled me to whisper “holy shit!” several times. #TheNorthman pic.twitter.com/5VDbxIqU0s
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) April 5, 2022
#TheNorthman is vicious and unforgivingly good. It’s a pretty astonishing achievement.
Alexander Skarsgård is insane for that performance. The man turns into an animal.
Robert Eggers delivers violent, gripping, and unforgettable levels of immersion. Really well done. pic.twitter.com/9cZHb1BdVy
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) April 5, 2022
#TheNorthman is incredible. Like, fall-to-your-knees, ‘HOW the HELL did they do this?’ good. Breathtakingly gnarly too. It deserves to be a massive hit. EGGERS HIVE ASSEMBLE. pic.twitter.com/NpijhqV6g8
— Cameron Frew (@FrewFilm) April 5, 2022
The Northman is astounding. Visually stunning and often jaw-dropping, I was in awe of its spectacle. The dazzling battle sequences are a highlight, along with the excellent performances of Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicole Kidman. #TheNorthman pic.twitter.com/n5zIX84l3n
— brad (@katedibiasky) April 5, 2022
#TheNorthman is Robert Eggers’ best film yet. Stunning cinematography sets the scene for the perfect merger of otherworldly Norse mythology with the brutal reality of Viking history. Bloodthirsty. Powerful. Spiritual. @TheNorthmanFilm is a magnificent and epic saga for the ages. pic.twitter.com/hSa1S0Mc3Z
— Maggie Lovitt 🔜 SWC (@maggieofthetown) April 5, 2022
#TheNorthman rules hard… so primal, savage, and visceral with stunning cinematography and a battle cry of a score. Robert Eggers continues to amaze
— EveryRob Everywhere All at Once (@FlickMythRob) April 5, 2022