[VIDEO ESSAY] If ever there was a filmic guide to pagan Roman debauchery - real or imagined - "Caligula" is it.
| Original Score: B
Not so much the culmination of '70s porn-chic cinema as its purposefully degraded last hurrah
More infamous for its widespread ineptitude than for its artistic innovation... [Blu-ray]
| Original Score: 1.5/4
A classic in the coolest sense of the word
| Original Score: 3/5
Sublimely ridiculous thesp-filled porno-togarama.
Such established names as John Gielgud and Peter O'Toole will have to be seen to be believed.
Unpleasantly violent, often dull, and only intermittently sexy.
Caligula is sickening, utterly worthless, shameful trash. If it is not the worst film I have ever seen, that makes it all the more shameful: People with talent allowed themselves to participate in this travesty.
| Original Score: 0/4
It ended up almost as infamous and notorious as its subject... and that's not a compliment.
| Original Score: 0/5
I suppose certain college fraternities could make screening it part of their hazing rituals.
| Original Score: F
Simply a curiosity, a laughable relic of a failed effort to bring explicit sex movies to the masses.
| Original Score: 43/100
Despite the movie, the highlight of this three-disc set is the often hilarious commentary.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Excess for excess sake, or just bad taste: Caligula is a messy, bloody film that fails on any level, even as porn and camp.
| Original Score: D-
All in all it's a dreary shambles.
Direção de arte e figurinos corretos; atuações intensas e uma direção corajosa. Pena que o roteiro pouco coeso comprometa estes esforços.
| Original Score: 2/5
Caligula turns the Julian dynasty's most violent chapter into a sleazy snoozefest. Even the Penthouse Pets look pained to be decorating this historic bomb.
Kinda dumb and tacky, but at least it's a real movie.
professes to be an honest depiction of ancient Roman excesses, but it succeeds only in being alternately boring and offensive
| Original Score: 1/4
Caligula boasts a sort of notoriety known to few films. It was a lavish accident: the marriage of legitimate film and smut.
...the film is without any redeeming social value. It's bad history, bad filmmaking, and bad pornography, too.
| Original Score: 2/10