Critic Review - Chicago Sun-Times

The film looks muddy, fuzzy and indistinct.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Comments (34)
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Cameron Dickhead

Although I'm sorry you lay face first in medical bed due to cancer. I don't agree

Nov 4 - 06:33 PM

Faceless Void

Faceless Void

Say whatever you want about the movie. But, why do you want to comment about Mr. Ebert's cancer issue? That's just rude and inhuman.

Jul 4 - 04:45 AM


Doug Lane

Rodger Ebert gets too caught up in his work and forgets about what movies are exactly about.

Feb 10 - 08:13 PM


Tim Busi

Even though I respect Ebert as a critic... the fact he feels this about this film is simply discrediting towards himself. This is a phenomenal movie.

Mar 8 - 05:57 AM

Mike Skinner

Mike Skinner

Agrred. How he can vaguely suggest his comments are realistic is beyond comprehension. Fuzzy, muddy and indistinct!! Surely seemed distinct to me and MANY others

Jun 8 - 02:25 PM


Jason Phaneuf

if you lived 1,900 years ago you would be muddy, fuzzy, and indistinct it's just the time period

Apr 29 - 09:33 PM


keon sheikhvand


Jun 1 - 01:50 PM


David Lohmeyer

Jul 7 - 12:01 PM


Darryl Gagnon

muddy,fuzzy and indistinct???? man wat a ***!!

Jul 24 - 02:28 PM


Walker Watson

The only thing that is muddy is your diaper Roger. This is one of the best epics ever made.

Sep 8 - 08:41 AM

Elliott F.

Elliott Falzon


Nov 12 - 04:15 AM


Jonny Petersson

Dec 7 - 11:19 AM


Gabriel Reese

I agree with ebert and roeper most of the time but sometimes i just wanna punch them in the face

Jan 12 - 04:10 PM

Chance C.

Chance Colbert

Ebert has lost touch with Cinema, that is assuming he ever had some connection. This is cinematic perfection as far as historical, as well as, epic movies go.

Jul 29 - 11:48 PM

John F.

John Fleming

These comments reflect the first rule of RT reviews: A good review is a positive review and a bad review is a negative review. Why can't he be more like Peter Travers and just call everything a masterpiece so everybody will like him?

Aug 26 - 07:26 AM

Matt Cuffe

Matthew Cuffe

you're completely right

Jul 27 - 04:45 AM

Vaughan Galustian

Vaughan Galustian

Not necessarily. The points he raised to defend himself were insufficient.

Apr 13 - 03:24 PM

Joseph B.

Joseph Baxter

while i do agree with many of your reviews Roger, im afraid i think your completely and utterly wrong

May 10 - 02:30 PM


Steven Prout

You're right, the film is grim and depressing and dark looking.

May 30 - 08:40 PM

Sharon K.

Sharon Kim

You sound like you didn't even watch this amazing movie.

Jun 2 - 02:36 PM

wayne b.

wayne brookes

"Crowe is efficient as Maximus", "Pheonix is passable as commodus" ?... wtf

Aug 19 - 02:44 PM

Aayush Khanna

Aayush Khanna

I guess the above comments sum it up .
You got it wrong ...

Sep 6 - 08:42 AM

Ahmed Tanvir

Ahmed Tanvir

I agree

Sep 8 - 11:52 AM

Cait Ouano

Cait Ouano

You're such a hypocritical cynic, Ebert.

Nov 5 - 08:47 AM

Robert Butt

Robert Butt

If it looks like a prickard, writes like a prickard, sounds like a prickard.... why are you reading its reviews?

Mar 13 - 02:19 PM

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