Centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) comes to Roman Britain determined to redeem his family’s honour from the stain caused when his father led the Ninth Legion to disaster years before. He saves a British slave, Esca (Bell), who agrees to lead him north to find out what happened…
Good fight scenes, but a confusion of plot, culture and accents make this a lesser example of the sword ’n’ sandal epic.
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara
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