The Fall of the Roman Empire Reviews

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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
March 9, 2015
Commodus, played here by the flamboyant Christopher Plummer, forsakes the Pax Romana and turns Rome into an empire of camp.
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 6, 2013
Spectacular crowd scenes, costumes and snow-filled landscapes mix with intelligent, powerful pro-peace and Civil Rights commentary.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 15, 2008
While The Fall of the Roman Empire is even more technically assured than El Cid, it's less interesting narrative-wise.
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online
May 14, 2008
... surely the most magnificent period piece of its era.
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
April 26, 2008
Put bluntly, the difference between El Cid and Fall is the difference between faith in a concept of heroism that can transcend even death.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
April 25, 2008
From back in the day when epic meant upwards of 10,000 extras, gargantuan sets, and 122-piece orchestras...in other words, CGI is for wimps.
| Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
An above average epic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 7, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 16, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Variety
October 18, 2008
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005

Film4
May 24, 2003
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