Troy Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 25, 2004
a 'chick flick' war adventure that suitably adapts Homer to inspire thousands of high school comparative essays.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Fred Topel
About.com
May 23, 2004
Troy is to Gladiator what Jakob the Liar was to Schindler's List.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 23, 2004
...there's just something exciting about watching two men attack each other with crude weapons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
May 23, 2004
Moderately impressive battle scenes with a framework of insipidly teenaged dialog about love and honor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
May 23, 2004
The wrath of Brad looks more like a migraine.
Adrian MacKinder
Future Movies UK
May 22, 2004
The battle scenes are impressive, but you get the feeling that you've already seen this kind of monumental scrap done with more finesse.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
May 22, 2004
The end result is the sound and fury of Homer undone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nicolas Lacroix
EnPrimeur.ca
May 21, 2004
Il y avait longtemps que je n'avais vu un film me tirailler autant entre le positif et le négatif.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
May 20, 2004
Big, bold, superb epic mixes timeless themes with here-and-now issues to strong, startling effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
May 20, 2004
For all its hype, "Troy" is just another war movie wrapped in a bigger, prettier box.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Rex Reed
New York Observer
May 20, 2004
It's massive, opulent, passionate and -- unlike most summer time-wasters -- surprisingly intelligent.
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
May 20, 2004
This movie makes it look like there haven't been any advances in dialogue and acting technique since Charlton Heston's day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
May 20, 2004
With some good action acting from Pitt and Bana, it's a shame that Troy doesn't make enough out of the romantic center of this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
May 19, 2004
Troy is a Cliffs Notes version without the helpful observations, a classic fable reduced to soap opera cheese and action movie idiocy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
May 19, 2004
crammed with near-campy moments and dialogue that often suggests 'The Young and the Restless -- 1200 B.C.'... ultimately seems as inauthentic as a gyro from Taco Bell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 19, 2004
Nothing more than a bigger, louder, glossier, possibly even sillier film than those cheesy Italian cheapies with U.S. titles like Mole Men Vs. the Son of Hercules.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 18, 2004
Had I been more familiar with the Iliad source material - "source" in that the names and locations are similar - I would have been furious and bored, instead of just bored.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
May 18, 2004
"Gladiator" it isn't. But it's a good solid popcorn-munchers' action flick all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
May 18, 2004
A prime example of Hollywood "epic" making at its most misguided.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 18, 2004
Forget the topicality if you want -- anyway, it's only there if you scratch the surface. What isn't buried is the movie's larger-than-life zeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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