Augustus (2003)

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The life and times of Augustus Caesar are brought to the screen in this made-for-television historical epic. After assisting Julius Caesar in a string of military campaigns, Augustus is adopted by the Roman leader, and when Brutus and Cassius kill Julius, Augustus joins forces with Marc Antony to rid them and their associates of the Roman leadership. As Augustus becomes Rome's new and uncontested leader, he falls for the beautiful Livia and is forced to turn against Marc Antony on the field of … More

Rating: R (violence)
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 4, 2005
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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as Augustus

as Cleopatra

as Marc Antony

as Julius Caesar

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Critic Reviews for Augustus

All Critics (1)

O'Toole is the one who really carries the film, an old veteran delivering on a part that, in retrospect, seems as if it couldn't have been played by another.

Full Review… | December 28, 2004
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Augustus

The political machinations and intrigues rampant during Roman times continue to fascinate me. With the exception of Charlotte Rampling, the film itself is mediocre. This depiction cries for further exploration of this fascinating time period.

bookmunki
Stefanie C

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½

An excellent retelling of the life of Augustus, if a bit on an encomium . . . with Peter O'Toole as the emperor himself. Owned on DVD.

magisterbrodd
Colin Brodd

One of the best movies based on history of Rome. Peter O'Toole, as Augustus - the first emperor of Rome, has given brilliant performance. Majority of the movie is in flash back and opens with Augustus lying of death bed when his exiled daughter comes to pay her last respect to dying father and emperor and he asks "How did I fare in comedy of life?" and she replies, "The Gods will tell you father".
Most memorable scene in the movie.

jsshah1
Jay Shah

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