Attila (2001)

Attila

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Attila the Hun, fabled leader of a band of nomadic warriors who fearlessly took on the might of the Roman Empire, has his life story brought to the screen in this two-part miniseries. Attila (Gerard Butler) raised an army from the people of Caspia, and in time created a fighting force so strong that they received an annual tribute from the leaders of Rome as an inducement not to attack. Not all Romans were happy with this situation, and in time it was decided that General Aetius (Powers Boothe), … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Cochran
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 3, 2001
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Cast


as Flavius Aetius

as Theodosius, Leader o...

as N'Kara/Ildico

as King Rua

as Young Attila

as Placidia

as Valentinian

as King Theodoric

as Galen the Soothsayer

as Orestes

as Mundzak

as Attila's Grandmother

as Felix, Placida's Co...
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Made-for-TV quality. The famous Gerard Butler doesn't really shine. I'm still not convinced it was really him....

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Christian C

Super Reviewer

For a TV-made movie, this is an excellent historical action pic, although I'm willing to bet the writers covered the real Attilla in a sugary-sweet coating. I have my doubts that he was this decent of a guy. Turned me on (boy did it ever!) to Gerard Butler too.

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Cindy I

Super Reviewer

½

Attila the film is a biopic of a great Hun who was a shrewd tactician who cared deeply about the welfare of his people, genuinely believed his conquered subjects were better off under him, and therefore strived to rule with justice. Rollo Weeks was only in the very beginning of the movie as young Attila, but his acting was wonderful!

I viewed Attila because I wanted to see more of Gerard Butler THE ACTOR and I was not disappointed. The adult Attila played by Butler, was quite good at capturing Attila's warlike side and his more cerebral, introspective side. This fantastic Scottish rogue was captivating and so gorgeously handsome that it was a little difficult to pay attention to his acting when all I could think of is his good looks and what was under his armor. And those eyes wow!!!!!

Nevertheless I got to learn more about a historical figure who always intrigued me. The screenplay shows his respect to the great Roman strategist Flavius Aetius magnificently played by Powers Boothe who used his mind as primary weapon and his influence as power combined with an almost Machiavellian ruthlessness. I also liked Pauline Lynch as Galen the witch. The look she gives him after teasing him about the feisty red-haired woman is so poignant. I feel like her. 'Here's this amazing guy that will never notice me, the crazy toadstool'.

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Deb S

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