The actors are a great bunch - Dominic West, Michael Fassbinder, Bernard Hill, David Morrissey, JJ Feild, Noel Clarke (Mickey from Dr Who) - and the fighting and dying is well directed, if you like that camera style where clots of mud and blood go flying across the screen in high definition. Really it's just handsome men fighting for about an hour and a half.
I had to laugh, because while they are struggling through Scotland, getting picked off by the Picts, they get word that Roman military policy has changed, and sure enough, when they come over the last hill - oh noes - would you know it, there's a big bloody wall in the way. That Hadrian! This gives you some idea of the level at which this film operates but if you want to see Dominic West with his top off fighting a Pictish warrior queen this is a great film.