Spartacus Reviews

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August 27, 2020
A magnificent picture that packs a rarely equaled emotional wallop with its impassioned camaraderie and paralyzing conclusion.
February 18, 2020
The movie is full of wonderful character players who have fun with Trumbo's ripe dialogue.
February 10, 2020
The result, to all intents and purposes, is pre-ordained.
October 31, 2019
Laurence Olivier memorably portrays a subtle, ruthless aristocrat who vows to destroy the gladiatorial army.
August 20, 2019
This chapter of the history of Rome stands out for its recreation of the lives of gladiators and its beautiful images that culminate in the confrontation of the Roman legions in the open field. [Full Review in Spanish]
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.
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.
September 7, 2011
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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