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Alexander Reviews

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Jeff Otto
ReelzChannel.com
February 9, 2011
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 | Original Score: 8/10
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 7, 2005
Interesting but flawed film about a fascinating character.
| Original Score: B
April 4, 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
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
February 20, 2005
The film's sense of drama and tension makes the experience alive and palpable.
Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net
February 16, 2005
An overview of an intensely passionate life as few film-makers could bring it to the screen.
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
January 15, 2005
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.
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
December 19, 2004
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
December 9, 2004
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
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
December 5, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 3, 2004
À moitié réussi, à moitié raté.
| Original Score: B-
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
December 2, 2004
Alexander is an Oliver Stone movie first and an historical/action epic second.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 30, 2004
It's just a wild, glorious, wacky mess that I found really entertaining.
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
November 29, 2004
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
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
November 28, 2004
Monumentally ambitious, Oliver Stone's Alexander accomplishes the twin objectives of the epic biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 28, 2004
[Alexander] is too long and lacks the action needed to sustain the attention required.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 24, 2004
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 | Original Score: 4/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
November 24, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Fred Topel
About.com
November 24, 2004
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.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
November 24, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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January 17, 2006
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Georgia Straight
November 28, 2004

Boston Phoenix
November 27, 2004

ComingSoon.net
November 26, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 24, 2004
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