March 3, 2015
If you know the real story, this will feel like trash and a pain in the ***... Too much money in a movie, with no gripping storyline at all. However, if you are coming for the action-packed fights, then here you go!
February 26, 2014
Insane spectacle supported by a good soundtrack. Pitt is a decent Achilles, and viewers will laugh as they notice he keeps switching from a Brit accent to an American one. And back again.
July 19, 2009
Nice visuals and all, but it didn't feel very authentic, both the plot and the choreography. Eye candy is nice, but the story deserves more than that. Or maybe it just hasn't aged well.
January 8, 2015
A star-studded, above-average epic war film. Troy features fine performances by Brad Pitt and Eric Bana, and there are more than a couple of exhilarating battle sequences. But in the plot sense there's not much to remember.
August 16, 2013
Just another historic/mythological adventure. Nothing particularly interesting to lose 3 hours over.
December 29, 2006
Nice historical adventure movie. This one is one of the better actually. Havent so much knowledge about greek histoy but fun too see and the story was good. Good actors here like Orlando Bloom which is cast in almost every big historical movies these days. Eric and Brad did a great job too. *thumbs up*
December 25, 2014
Not accurate to the Illiad -- but a great movie.
January 10, 2013
Not accurate to the Illiad -- but a great movie.
October 24, 2012
You just won't be making all those battle scenes without CGI unless you are Wolfgang Petersen. I would have hated this film if it was completely based on the Iliad, come on what kind of a story is that, old man destroys the city and gets the girl, FUCK. This is a great movie packed with good action, well directed and well acted. This is clearly one of Pitt' best, Bloom and Bana add watchable moments, Diane Kruger is also good, but the real cherry in this film is Brian Cox who played Agamemnon. But too much love spoils the movie, you see battles fought for love, **** . I take 1/2 a star for the ten years that they have omitted.
December 7, 2014
It is what it is: just a good Hollywood entertainment with nice pictures and nice CGI.
It has nothing to do with the Iliad/ the Odyssey: no smart Athena, no dreadful Hera, not even all mighty Zeus :(
It's too bad that this movie does not live up to the legend written by Homer.
Apart from Eric/Bana Hector, there is no charismatic hero (which is unbelievable when one knows the original story). Really, this movie fails to match the greatness of Ridley Scott's Gladiator.
December 5, 2014
Not at all a faithful adaptation of Homer's epic, but it's nonetheless a great movie on its own terms. O'Toole is a highlight.
November 20, 2014
troy suffered as a movie because hollywood is afraid of making achilles look gay. also its boring not to include scenes with divine intervention when obviously the iliad is full of it. thanks for nothing
November 19, 2014
Troy is not a great film, not even an especially good film, but it is an engrossing film, sometimes for the wrong reasons but close enough for Hollywood.
October 26, 2014
screw the critics Troy is amazing one of the decades best
October 9, 2014
I think the casting of Troy wasn't that good. Brad Pitt may be a reasonable option for the mighty Greek warrior Achilles. Eric Bana and Orlando Bloom Play the princes of Troy, and Bana manages to play Prince Hector as a man of honour, but Bloom's take on the younger brother Paris isn't much for the audience to satisfy with. The main plot centres around Paris's love for a beautiful princess of Greece, called Helen. Paris's decision to bring Helen back to Troy escalates tension between the Greek king Menelaus and the Trojans. Menelaus's brother Agamemnon has other plans for Troy as he leads a Greek fleet over a 1,000 ships to the beaches of Troy, along with their greatest warrior Achilles. Troy is then at war with Greece, over a foolish but hard decision made by Paris. Orlando Bloom isn't a bad actor, but Paris and the part he plays in the movie is not what audience would hope for. The movie does contain brilliant production design, costume design for the warrior outfits and armour and props as well. There is also major battle scenes that deliver spectacular entertainment, mostly from the swing of the sword by Brad Pitt, as he's in character as Achilles. And there's an iconic man-to-man combat scene which has the greatest warrior of Greece, Achilles, and the greatest warrior of Troy, Hector fight one another. I find it to be the best part of the whole movie, it's the part we were all waiting for, and I'm glad director Wolfgang Peterson managed to present that well!
October 1, 2014
kind of movie you want to hate but you wont'
September 5, 2014
A satisfying entertainment with a spirit like "Braveheart" in strength and violence while trying to get in the successful shadows of The Return of the King by its visuals and beautiful soundtrack that'd defined the epic genre, but there are weak bones to the muscles of the structure. (B+)
(Full review coming soon)
September 2, 2014
A well-intentioned but ultimately ridiculous film that's fun with a group but pretty bad on your own.
August 31, 2014
The subject that the whole movie is based on a ridiculous idea, bothers me, but, ignoring this, I think the whole work, can be regarded as an Acceptable production. Brad Pitt's acting is the best among all, but still not a professional. Story, as I said, is based on a raw idea and there's not much effort from writers to enhance it. Other productions are one of the most great production of all times. Music is a really generous aide which can make the movie stand where the story falls and sucks. this is a good try, but not a Masterpiece or at least a perfect movie. Iliad had much to say, and was not this much simple and easy.
August 26, 2014
Wolfgang Petersen's epic boasts some very impressive battle scenes and a palpable atmosphere, but Troy is let down by its inconsistent writing and acting, as well its questionable accuracy to the source material.