Top positive review
1 December 2015
Based on Michael Crichton’s novel titled Eaters of the Dead, this unusual offering takes place in days of yore, during the tenth century to be more exact. Banderas plays Ibn Fahdlan, an Arab banished from his homeland for romancing the wrong woman. While traveling through Central Asia, a group of Nordic warriors force Ibn to join in their struggle against mysterious creatures who emerge from the fog and eat the dead bodies of their enemies.
Intriguing period costumes, fascinating cinematography, and stirring background music contribute to the epic nature of The 13th Warrior. And, of course, Banderas makes the movie something special -- even for many filmgoers who are not fans of the action-adventure genre.