Spartacus Reviews

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September 7, 2011
June 12, 2009
Douglas is terrific as the iron-jawed slave fuelled by righteous fury.
June 12, 2009
The great-granddaddy of Ridley Scott's Gladiator hasn't lost any muscle tone after nearly half a century, and Kirk Douglas's direct, unpretentious performance as the great slave-rebel Spartacus is more engaging than ever.
June 4, 2009
May 8, 2007
This may be the most literate of all the spectacles set in antiquity.
February 9, 2006
Asurprisingly apt companion piece to Paths of Glory in its consideration of the mechanisms of power.
February 10, 2019
Like a fast back with plenty of power, Kubrick twists and plunges. But he goes down on the twenty-yard line under the sheer weight of the opposition.
July 18, 2018
It is an indictment of ancient Rome, but in such a strictly modern idiom that one can't help feeling something has slipped up between the years.
June 13, 2017
Spartacus [is much] more than just a desiccated period piece
October 17, 2015
An epic that engages the intellect as well as the eyes and the emotions.
November 18, 2014
...a passable historical epic that has little in common with the rest of Kubrick's output...
October 23, 2014
There have been other versions of the Spartacus story, including a silent epic and a more recent TV series, but Kubrick's film can't be beaten.
July 30, 2012
Kirk Douglas, while a little old in the role, makes a fine action hero, and Stanley Kubrick's still-accessible directing made the movie click.
December 28, 2010
Thrilling epic is too intense for the youngest.
August 1, 2010
While it suffers from some of the flaws of epics of this era-such as an overly sanitized portrait of life at the time, and anachronistic visions of fashion and lifestyle-Spartacus also boasts some stirring action and intelligent dialogue
June 12, 2009
One of the greatest Hollywood epics.
June 12, 2009
It is in the observation of human detail, and in many memorable little scenes that the film scores most heavily over other epics, and in which it finds an inner strength.
June 12, 2009
One of the last truly great Roman epics.
June 12, 2009
June 12, 2009
Spartacus is a classic movie and this retored copy looks stunning on the big screen.
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