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Gladiator Reviews

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July 25, 2002
Standard "boxing will keep you off the mean streets where you'll be shot" story.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Let's make things perfectly clear. Gladiator is utter trash masquerading as an action picture with a message.
June 7, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The screenplay, contrived to suit the genre, is likewise replete with stock characters.
May 20, 2003
The mixture may be slightly unexpected, but it still manages to be predictable all the way.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 21, 2004
I prefer the remake.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
June 12, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 29, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
September 2, 2008
Gladiator is filmmaking by the numbers, if a particularly glossily executed package
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
January 1, 1800
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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