Spartacus Reviews

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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
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 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
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