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Gladiator Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
Standard "boxing will keep you off the mean streets where you'll be shot" story.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Let's make things perfectly clear. Gladiator is utter trash masquerading as an action picture with a message.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 7, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The screenplay, contrived to suit the genre, is likewise replete with stock characters.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The mixture may be slightly unexpected, but it still manages to be predictable all the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
December 21, 2004
I prefer the remake.
| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
June 12, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
December 29, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 2, 2008
Gladiator is filmmaking by the numbers, if a particularly glossily executed package
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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Time Out
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.
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Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 1800
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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