Low budget genre auteur Neil Marshall tackles a bit of sword and sandal – this time treading similar ground to The Eagle. Whilst hardly a classic, it has brio, and lots of fast-moving, violent action. Oh, and parts for women.
Michael Fassbender, Riz Ahmed, Noel Clarke, Liam Cunningham, JJ Field, Dimitri Leonidas and David Morrissey make for a decent Dirty Septet doing their best to warn of a major Pict offensive in the wild northern marches of Occupied Britain. Nice shouty crack cameo for Dominic West. Olga Kurlylenko is suitably scary as a mute Brigntes tracker. Imogen Poot gets to be the slightly more wishy-washy witch.