If a gladiator film doesn't work as spectacle or as bloodthirsty action, what's left? Drama? It's dead on that level, too...
Uh, dead on a dramatic level? Wow, you're an ignoramus. I guess it won "Best Picture" because its dramatic qualities were so inept. You're an idiot.
Sep 13 - 02:21 PM
Wrong on both fronts
Sep 26 - 06:42 AM
Neilsen, Crowe and Phoenix were spectacular, what are you talking about?
Dec 12 - 12:02 AM
What on earth are you talking about? Are you sure you were watching the same movie? As a matter of fact, one of the reasons I love this movie is because of the raw emotion of its aesthetic value. Russel Crowe carrys much of the weight of the film on his shoulders, providing a riveting performance that adds soul to the movie- blood, gore and action combat scenes are all awesome but completely irrelevent in my view of what the fim is trying to convey. Sorry but thats simply one of the worst reviews ive ever laid my eyes on.
Mind you you're not the only one, there are so many idiots out there who for some reason think arguably the best movie of 2000 fails on a dramatic level. So you're excused, but make sure you run off and watch Iron Man or some other real action movie lacking depth with the rest of them.
May 1 - 02:24 AM
last comment directed to gonslaves.
BTW all in favour of gladiator being BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME say i. i certainly do anyway
May 3 - 05:04 AM
I always say that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, except when your opinion is wrong. Which is this case. Yet another critic who does not deserve to be reviewing films.
May 5 - 12:22 AM
Gladiator was an average film. Once again all the people whining about a negative review can go **** themselves.
May 7 - 12:24 PM
Hey they edited out my swear word, gosh darn it
May 14 - 07:22 PM
They're doing you are a favour man- no offence but you're an idiot. Not that I mean to get all personal- analyzing a film should be a carefully crafted exercise, as we've all had the pleasure of learning from your words of wisdom. That was an insightful comment you made there- or should I say a riveting review. Lose the swear words, and you'll be intelligent enough to pass as a full-time film critic. Nice work!Anyway, I thought I might help you out a bit, just to simplify the above comment- it's quite a mouthful! Well, in other words, you can go fuck yourself until you snap into a bit of reality. No- you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. No- Gladiator is not an average movie. No- you have no right to swear at people because you cannot handle the truth goddamit. Next time you make a dumbass comment, come back with an academy award. I still won't like you, but at least I won't have the balls to rip into you. P.S Don't listen to journalists.P.P.S Don't interfere in places you don't understand. You don't belong in them.P.P.P.S!! What's you're favourite movie? Avatar?? Wait! No, no no... No no- Iron Man!! OF COURSE!!! IRON MAN!?!?!?!?!?Fucking moron.
Nov 12 - 03:55 AM
Although I like the movie and disagree with the review, I must admit that your reaction does not necessarily display a high level of sophistication. What is the purpose of this site when everyone with a different opinion gets called all sorts of names, and, one has the feeling, if met in person, would be in real physical danger ? That is what happens in a dictatorship. How would YOU like to be treated when your opinion differs from that of somebody else, maybe even from the majority ?
Nov 15 - 01:04 PM
A lousy review which owes more to the reviewer trying to make himself sound clever, than it does to the relative merits, or lack thereof, of the movie.
Gladiator is far from perfect but to criticise it on two of the very things it excels in - spectacle and drama - is pigheaded crassness of the worst kind. If I read this on Amazon I'd think the guy was trolling.
Sep 12 - 01:46 PM
This review is rat piss. Pure rat piss.
Apr 8 - 04:02 PM
Doesn't work on spectacle or bloodthirsty!!!!! Heads sheared off, multiple swords thrusts in one person, wife and child raped, hung and burned, etc. WTH is he talking about????!!
Jun 8 - 02:27 PM
Lol. Idiot. One of those people who neg review things just for the sake of doing so. What scored better than this movie for you, Jennifers Body?
Aug 29 - 10:27 AM