Gladiator Reviews

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June 24, 2006
Marshall makes a promising feature debut; and Herrington, pushing beyond the expected triumph-of-the-underdog clichés, underpins the crowd-pleasing Rocky-style fight action with some unobtrusive social comment and confident visual storytelling.
May 20, 2003
The mixture may be slightly unexpected, but it still manages to be predictable all the way.
January 1, 2000
Let's make things perfectly clear. Gladiator is utter trash masquerading as an action picture with a message.
January 1, 2000
The idea of the Dennehy's illegal boxing arena is a storytelling masterstroke; it explains the small crowds at the same time it permits the boxers to fight dirty.
January 1, 2000
The screenplay, contrived to suit the genre, is likewise replete with stock characters.
January 1, 1800
April 25, 2018
Gladiator manages to raise a number of social questions in what might have been a simple teen-exploitation boxing film. Chief among the concerns of the film are the relationships between blacks and whites in the inner city.
September 2, 2008
Gladiator is filmmaking by the numbers, if a particularly glossily executed package
December 29, 2006
June 12, 2005
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