Caligula Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 14, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] If ever there was a filmic guide to pagan Roman debauchery - real or imagined - "Caligula" is it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
November 16, 2009
Not so much the culmination of '70s porn-chic cinema as its purposefully degraded last hurrah
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
January 30, 2009
More infamous for its widespread ineptitude than for its artistic innovation... [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 5, 2008
A classic in the coolest sense of the word
| Original Score: 3/5

Film4
April 10, 2008
Sublimely ridiculous thesp-filled porno-togarama.
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Variety Staff
Variety
December 8, 2007
Such established names as John Gielgud and Peter O'Toole will have to be seen to be believed.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 8, 2007
Unpleasantly violent, often dull, and only intermittently sexy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 8, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Will Harris
Bullz-Eye.com
November 3, 2007
It ended up almost as infamous and notorious as its subject... and that's not a compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2007
I suppose certain college fraternities could make screening it part of their hazing rituals.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
October 23, 2007
Simply a curiosity, a laughable relic of a failed effort to bring explicit sex movies to the masses.
Full Review | Original Score: 43/100
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
October 22, 2007
Despite the movie, the highlight of this three-disc set is the often hilarious commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 15, 2007
Excess for excess sake, or just bad taste: Caligula is a messy, bloody film that fails on any level, even as porn and camp.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
All in all it's a dreary shambles.
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
March 28, 2005
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
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
November 25, 2004
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.
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
March 24, 2004
Kinda dumb and tacky, but at least it's a real movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 15, 2002
professes to be an honest depiction of ancient Roman excesses, but it succeeds only in being alternately boring and offensive
| Original Score: 1/4
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 3, 2002
Caligula boasts a sort of notoriety known to few films. It was a lavish accident: the marriage of legitimate film and smut.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
...the film is without any redeeming social value. It's bad history, bad filmmaking, and bad pornography, too.
| Original Score: 2/10
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