Cleopatra Reviews

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.
Top Critic
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
February 9, 2006
Harrison, doing his waspish don act as Caesar, alone rises above mediocrity.
May 9, 2005
It is a surpassing entertainment, one of the great epic films of our day.
December 30, 2003
Power and passion are the twin and intertwined themes of Cleopatra, and they have never burned with greater intensity or amid such opulence as they do in this extraordinary film.