Alexander Reviews

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April 23, 2019
Stone has always relished posing more questions than he has answers in biopics. In Alexander, however, he enjoys it a little too much.
March 13, 2018
Though Alexander is emotionally and intellectually incoherent, it's the work of a first-rate filmmaker who creates unforgettable images...could any contemporary actor fill Alexander's globe-bestriding shoes? He remains beyond Farrell's grasp.
February 1, 2018
When you look at the bloated gleeful paranoia of JFK or the hallucinatory inflation of Natural Born Killers, who would have thought Stone would pick this subject to make a film that's so much smaller than life?
August 24, 2017
I didn't feel particularly emotionally involved in the story. In fact half the time, I didn't even know what was going on.
August 18, 2017
The reason it's exhausting, and ultimately boring, to sit through Alexander-and why the movie is already disappearing from theaters-is that. . .there's no dramatic arc, no shaping of the life into a good story.
June 2, 2014
This new set presents the film in great quality and comes with some fantastic special features, but it's doubtful that this latest version of "Alexander" is going to change anyone's mind as to the quality of the film itself.
February 9, 2011
For the lucky few that see this without ever having viewed the first cut, they may wonder what all the criticism was about in the first place.
September 9, 2010
Alexander the person was great. This movie isn't.
May 1, 2010
General mistakes all across the board contribute and reinforce each other to bring it down
April 29, 2009
This is ultimately "Alexander" as written by Danielle Steele...
April 15, 2009
Stone doesn't present characters that the audience can believe in, even for one moment, as representative of their historic roles.
August 7, 2008
July 23, 2007
This oracular piece of hero-worship is perhaps the squarest film yet from this once-hip director.
July 14, 2007
September 1, 2006
Stone gives us some truly stirring visuals, music that soars and charges more often than not, and, um, performances that . . . Well, um, okay, about those performances . . .
April 1, 2006
Unwieldy and flawed, but Stone remains a tornado in an era of airless formula and -- to paraphrase our Ptolemy -- its failings are greater than most films' successes.
December 9, 2005
Farrell, a remarkable actor on most occasions, is fatally miscast. His Alexander is a petulant crybaby, and it is hard to imagine anyone - let alone armies and nations galore - bending themselves to his will.
October 7, 2005
Interesting but flawed film about a fascinating character.
September 26, 2005
By summoning his inner classicist, [director] Stone has made an excruciating disaster for the ages.
July 21, 2005
Alexander limps along from one fancy set to another.
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