Cleopatra Reviews

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October 6, 2014
Taylor inhabits the role with a focussed but uninhibited imperiousness, as when she turns Cleopatra's entrance into Rome, aboard a giant rolling sphinx, into the ultimate red-carpet photo op.
July 9, 2013
It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience, for good and ill.
March 23, 2011
Sad to say, however, the deep-revolving, witty Mankiewicz fails most where most he hoped to succeed. As drama and as cinema, Cleopatra is raddled with flaws. It lacks style both in image and in action.
May 5, 2008
[A] general muddle.
September 5, 2007
Cleopatra is not only a supercolossal eye-filler (the unprecedented budget shows in the physical opulence throughout), but it is also a remarkably literate cinematic recreation of an historic epoch.
February 27, 2007
August 16, 2017
To watch this film is to see the Hollywood story itself.
March 30, 2016
It may not be as compelling and tightly edited as Ben-Hur, but Cleopatra is still a Hollywood epic that tells a grand story in a grand way. Save it for a night when the family feels like a four-hour spectacle.
March 11, 2016
...a tale of two men being manipulated, and possibly loved, by a powerful and conflicted woman.
November 25, 2014
Four-hour visual stunner requires patience, maturity.
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