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      Alexander the Great

      1956 2h 21m History Drama List
      0% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 42% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings The son of Philip of Macedonia (Fredric March) and Olympias (Danielle Darrieux), Alexander the Great (Richard Burton) is one of the most legendary leaders throughout history. As the Macedonian king, Alexander successfully unites all the ancient Greek tribes and leads them to defeat the imposing Persian Empire. With the fall of Babylon, Alexander continues to conquer most of the known world. Eventually, he achieves the status of unparalleled ruler atop his newly formed Greek empire. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Lou Lumenick New York Post Rated: 1.5/4 Dec 20, 2004 Full Review Andrew Sarris Film Culture Robert Rossen has aimed for greatness in Alexander the Great and has missed honorably. Feb 3, 2021 Full Review Ed Travis Cinapse Overlong, over-written, and over-wigged, writer/director/producer Robert Rossen's Alexander The Great (1956) is a shining example of a lesser classical Hollywood historical epic. Dec 24, 2018 Full Review Matt Brunson Creative Loafing The most notable battle on view in this picture isn't any of the skirmishes between Alexander's army and the opposing forces but the effort between Burton's blonde wig and March's shaggy beard to upstage each other in grievous grooming. Rated: 2/4 Apr 16, 2016 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It might be a literate epic, but it's a long and heavy slog. Rated: C+ Jan 29, 2013 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...even more ineffectual and dull than Oliver Stone's recent attempt. Rated: 1/4 Feb 18, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D There isn't much of a reason to pull for Alexander but the acting is strong. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/02/23 Full Review Gina G Very good. A lot of talking but you have to pay attention. It's one of those movies that you can't chat through. The scenery, costumes, and battle scenes are good for the time this movie was made. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/24/22 Full Review Audience Member This should have been a good movie. It's a historical epic with great sets, great performances, and great costumes. Yet somehow it manages to be uninteresting at best, and horrible at worst. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Bad. Boring. Fright wigs and scraggly beards galore. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member i liked the action but somehow my words cant explain its bad side Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Surprisingly, it's really bad. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis The son of Philip of Macedonia (Fredric March) and Olympias (Danielle Darrieux), Alexander the Great (Richard Burton) is one of the most legendary leaders throughout history. As the Macedonian king, Alexander successfully unites all the ancient Greek tribes and leads them to defeat the imposing Persian Empire. With the fall of Babylon, Alexander continues to conquer most of the known world. Eventually, he achieves the status of unparalleled ruler atop his newly formed Greek empire.
      Director
      Robert Rossen
      Production Co
      Rossen Films
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Runtime
      2h 21m
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