Spartacus - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Spartacus Reviews

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November 30, 2003
Director Stanley Kubrick was obviously just collecting a paycheck for this one, though he stages some intricate battle scenes. Too bad he obviously couldn't have cared less about the lame love story and political machinations behind the scenes.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 9, 2002
It is a spotty, uneven drama.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 3, 2007
Arguably the greatest sword 'n' sandal movie of them all.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
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.
January 1, 2000
The most courageous thing about it, from today's standards, is that it closes without an obligatory happy ending, and an audience that has watched for 187 minutes doesn't get a tidy, mindless conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 20, 2002
This epic saga of the price of freedom is thrilling to watch, the struggles of conscience as gripping as the brilliantly staged battle scenes.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
December 28, 2010
Thrilling epic is too intense for the youngest.
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
January 8, 2005
A true spectacle. The restored version rates a 5
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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.
August 2, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
May 8, 2007
This may be the most literate of all the spectacles set in antiquity.
May 17, 2004
Many scenes ring passionate and rousing, while others are campy and silly, and somehow they all work together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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 16, 2003
Rousing in patches, but kitschy in so many others - a mixed bag.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Based on a true story of a slave revolt in 73 BC, Dalton Trumbo's script mixes the corny melodrama typical of the epics of the era with some quite affecting, moving moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 27, 2002
the liberal message is delivered with a heavy hand, but the film also boasts some stirring action and intelligent dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 21, 2003
Meant to be seen on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: B -
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