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Spartacus Reviews

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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.
October 17, 2015
An epic that engages the intellect as well as the eyes and the emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 18, 2014
...a passable historical epic that has little in common with the rest of Kubrick's output...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 28, 2010
Thrilling epic is too intense for the youngest.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
Full Review | Original Score: 72/100
June 12, 2009
Douglas is terrific as the iron-jawed slave fuelled by righteous fury.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 12, 2009
One of the last truly great Roman epics.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 12, 2009
Spartacus is a classic movie and this retored copy looks stunning on the big screen.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 3, 2007
Arguably the greatest sword 'n' sandal movie of them all.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 22, 2007
More than a standard good vs. evil drama, the movie is about a hero's inner struggle to persevere in carrying out an ideal that's almost certain to lead to his demise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 8, 2007
This may be the most literate of all the spectacles set in antiquity.
November 8, 2006
...notable not only for its expected sword play and scenery, but for the genuine complexity of its characters, their relationships, and their political intrigues.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 9, 2006
Asurprisingly apt companion piece to Paths of Glory in its consideration of the mechanisms of power.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2005
Decades later, it's still one of the most intelligent and stirring histrical epics to have come out of Hollywood, serving as a model for future generations of filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 2, 2005
The comparative frankness of the politics, sexuality, and violence, and especially the downbeat third act and memorable finale give it a dramatic heft beyond its predecessors.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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