Spartacus Reviews

September 7, 2011
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.
May 9, 2002
It is a spotty, uneven drama.
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.
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...