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Alexander Reviews

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Jeff Otto
ReelzChannel.com

For the lucky few that see this without ever having viewed the first cut, they may wonder what all the criticism was about in the first place.

Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 8/10

February 9, 2011
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

Unwieldy and flawed, but Stone remains a tornado in an era of airless formula and -- to paraphrase our Ptolemy -- its failings are greater than most films' successes.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

April 1, 2006
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Interesting but flawed film about a fascinating character.

| Original Score: B

October 7, 2005

'Como obra cinematográfica, no es la pésima cinta que han destrozado. Es la simple interpretación de un talentoso cineasta sobre la vida de una leyenda de la humanidad'

| Original Score: 3/4

April 4, 2005
Jimmy O
Film Snobs

The film's sense of drama and tension makes the experience alive and palpable.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs

February 20, 2005
Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net

An overview of an intensely passionate life as few film-makers could bring it to the screen.

Full Review Source: european-films.net

February 16, 2005
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

By the time its three hours are over, you will feel as exhausted as Alexander at the end of his epic campaign - but not as enriched.

Full Review Source: Movie Gazette

January 15, 2005
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

If you like good war films, if you like good history epics, if you like good romances and good stories with great performances, then this film won't disappoint.

Full Review Source: Zap2it.com | Original Score: 4/4

December 19, 2004
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

Bad cinematic and casting choices abound, but what keeps it compelling and watchable is Oliver Stone's keen eye for how youthful, talented men live fast and die young.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 9, 2004
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

It occasionally fumbles and it sometimes feels downright hokey, but it cumulatively earns a feeling of gravity and reverence that fully justifies its extended running time.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 5, 2004

À moitié réussi, à moitié raté.

| Original Score: B-

December 3, 2004
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Alexander is an Oliver Stone movie first and an historical/action epic second.

Full Review

December 2, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It's just a wild, glorious, wacky mess that I found really entertaining.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

November 30, 2004
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

I would rather be bored learning about the history of Alexander the Great than enthralled by the exploits of Spider Man. Your mileage may vary.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

November 29, 2004
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine

Monumentally ambitious, Oliver Stone's Alexander accomplishes the twin objectives of the epic biopic.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

November 28, 2004
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

[Alexander] is too long and lacks the action needed to sustain the attention required.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B-

November 28, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Even when I didn't like Alexander, I was aware that this is a serious work by a forceful and important filmmaker with a distinctive tone of voice.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

November 24, 2004
James Verniere
Boston Herald

If you're in the mood for a lavishly mounted, well-researched evocation of a distant time and place, featuring a charismatic cast and stunning battle scenes, Alexander will satisfy your needs very nicely.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 3/4

November 24, 2004
Fred Topel
About.com

The epic Troy [&] King Arthur wanted to be.The difference is that Oliver Stone has a clear vision.He knows you can't do everything & he knows what he wants.

Full Review Source: About.com

November 24, 2004
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Often skates dangerously close to camp (less forgiving viewers will find the movie hysterical), but the director's daringness to play things so boldly has a grand appeal of its own.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 24, 2004

Time Out
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January 17, 2006

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November 27, 2004

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November 26, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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November 24, 2004
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