The Arena (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Arena (2001)

The Arena

TOMATOMETER

——

——

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

The Arena Trailers & Photos

Movie Info

Gladiator undergoes a gender reassignment in this period action-drama. In ancient Rome, the decadent appetite of corrupt Governor Timarchus (Victor Verzbitsky) is no longer satisfied by the site of men battling to the death. Jessemina (Karen McDougal) is a slave who must obey the whims of her Roman overlords and Bodicia (Lisa Dergan) is a Druid who was abducted by Roman troops after her family was slaughtered. As Jessemina and Bodicia are forced to serve their Roman masters, they become friends, but they are made bitter rivals when Timarchus decides to add a new wrinkle to the tournaments and decrees that women will forced to fight for their lives -- and Jessemina and Bodicia are pitted against one another. The Arena (also screened as Gladiatrix) is a remake of Steve Carver's 1973 exploitation cult item of the same name, which starred Pam Grier and Margaret Markov as the battling Amazons; incidentally, this version's female leads, Karen McDougal and Lisa Dergan, were both "Playmate of the Month" models for Playboy Magazine in the late '90s.more
Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: John William Corrington
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 28, 2001
Runtime:
New Horizons Picture Corp.

News & Interviews for The Arena

Critic Reviews for The Arena

All Critics (2)

November 3, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Full Review… | October 29, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for The Arena

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about The Arena!

The Arena Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Arena on our Movie forum!