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      Gladiator

      R Now Playing 2h 34m History Drama Adventure Action TRAILER for Gladiator: Trailer 1 List Gladiator: Trailer 1 Gladiator: Trailer 1 1:23 View more videos
      80% Tomatometer 259 Reviews 87% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoical philosopher. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      While not everyone will be entertained by Gladiator's glum revenge story, Russell Crowe thunderously wins the crowd with a star-making turn that provides Ridley Scott's opulent resurrection of Rome its bruised heart.

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      Stephen Hunter Washington Post It is an honorable movie, so are they all honorable movies. But that's not enough. It's not great. It's a disappointment. Caesar hates disappointment, so kill it swiftly and be done. Nov 2, 2022 Full Review Bill Muller Arizona Republic The new film has spectacular fight scenes in dazzling sets and a familiar story about honor and betrayal, courage and cowardice. It's the perfect vehicle for some old-fashioned sword-clanging fun. Rated: 3/5 Nov 2, 2022 Full Review Dean Lamanna Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com Gladiator delivers everything its title promises. The surprise is that this bold revival of the period "sword-and-sandals" epic does so with solid acting, sure pacing and superior style interspersed with payoff-worthy pathos. Rated: 4/5 Nov 2, 2022 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia As a sword and sandal epic, it still holds the exciting pulse to this day with Russell Crowe's magnificent performance and its emotional story about the Roman gladiator who fights as a liberator against a corrupt emperor. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 8/10 Apr 14, 2024 Full Review Adrían Massanet Espinof Russell Crowe takes ownership of his character and gives him an immeasurable truth and sadness. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 2.5/5 Dec 19, 2023 Full Review Chuck Klosterman Akron Beacon Journal The individual performances are great and the images are stunning, and -- perhaps most important -- Gladiator offers an escapist quality that makes its derivative flaws seem minor. Rated: 3/4 Oct 30, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Adi 1 Gladiator manages to blend compelling drama, Shakespearian grandeur and violent action in a near perfect manner because of the masterful direction by Ridley Scott and a great performance by Russel Crowe. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/14/24 Full Review Nick M One of my top movies which story and production hold up for years. I could list the entire cast for their great acting. Another great job by Ridley Scott. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/13/24 Full Review C. L Regardless of historical inaccuracies, it's a great film. Top 5 Favorite films. If you are into Rome, Lore, History, with a little Flair and Gore, then Buckle up this ones for you! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/13/24 Full Review Daphne C A film of incomparable heroism and a Greek tragedy. I’ll never look at a wheat field the same way again. I enjoy the soundtrack on Spotify often, alongside Blade Runner and Dune. I love this movie. All the awards were deserved. Crowe made my top 5 actor list after this film. Bravo, from a fellow thespian! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/11/24 Full Review Carter S Are you not entertained this movie is one for the history books 10/10 must watch Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/13/24 Full Review josh d Great historical action movie. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/09/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Gladiator: Official Clip - Maximus' Dying Wish Gladiator: Official Clip - Maximus' Dying Wish 2:51 Gladiator: Official Clip - The Battle of Carthage Gladiator: Official Clip - The Battle of Carthage 2:59 Gladiator: Official Clip - Maximus vs. Tigris of Gaul Gladiator: Official Clip - Maximus vs. Tigris of Gaul 2:59 Gladiator: Official Clip - Commodus Murders His Father Gladiator: Official Clip - Commodus Murders His Father 2:49 Gladiator: Official Clip - Are You Not Entertained? Gladiator: Official Clip - Are You Not Entertained? 2:05 Gladiator: Official Clip - The Battle Against Germania Gladiator: Official Clip - The Battle Against Germania 3:00 Gladiator: Official Clip - Maximus Kills Commodus Gladiator: Official Clip - Maximus Kills Commodus 2:50 Gladiator: Official Clip - Maximus Kisses Lucilla Gladiator: Official Clip - Maximus Kisses Lucilla 2:27 Gladiator: Official Clip - My Name is Maximus Gladiator: Official Clip - My Name is Maximus 2:42 Gladiator: Official Clip - Busy Little Bee Gladiator: Official Clip - Busy Little Bee 1:55 View more videos
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      Synopsis Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoical philosopher. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas.
      Director
      Ridley Scott
      Producer
      David Franzoni, Branko Lustig, Douglas Wick
      Screenwriter
      David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson, David Franzoni
      Distributor
      DreamWorks SKG, Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, DreamWorks Pictures
      Rating
      R (Intense Graphic Combat)
      Genre
      History, Drama, Adventure, Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 5, 2000, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 15, 2011
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $187.7M
      Runtime
      2h 34m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Stereo, DTS, SDDS, Dolby EX, Surround, Dolby Digital, Dolby SR
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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