Quo Vadis Reviews

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Time Out
March 23, 2011
It does last virtually three hours, and along the way does have stretches of tedium, but LeRoy invests most of it with pace, true spectacle, and not a little imagination.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
March 23, 2011
Enough large-scale spectacle scenes to outweigh the inevitable religiose sludge that creeps in between them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 23, 2011
The epic Quo Vadis offers a spectacular cast to match its overwhelming production.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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TIME Magazine
March 23, 2011
For sheer size, opulence and technical razzle-dazzle, Quo Vadis is the year's most impressive cinematic sight-seeing spree.
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Variety
March 23, 2011
Quo Vadis is a super-spectacle in all its meaning.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 7, 2008
It's heavy-handed, to be sure, but it's fun to watch, thanks to its pageantry and color.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 30, 2008
By today's standards, Mervyn LeRoy's film is a kitschy spectacle, but in 1951, it was immensely popular and MGM spent its biggest budget to date for a star-driven production that shot for a whole year at Rome's Cinnecitta Studios.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
February 17, 2008
Super MGM spectacular, Roman style, headlining Robert Taylor.
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
September 20, 2006
Pretty good, almost despite all the excess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
November 17, 2003
Taylor is as wooden as usual, but the gaudy spectacle is worth the rental price.
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
June 9, 2003
the main reason to watch three hours of Quo Vadis remains Peter Ustinov's striking contribution to Nero lore
Full Review | Original Score: C+

Film4
May 24, 2003
Everyone should see Quo Vadis. Once.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 24, 2001
MGM's opulent version of ancient Rome circa 1951, with Peter Ustinov at his most whimsical doing honors as the mad Nero.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 23, 2011
It was made, we suspect, for those who like grandeur and noise -- and no punctuation. It will probably be a vast success.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Peter Ustinov's delightful over-the-top prissy performance was fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Variety
February 23, 2012
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