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Alexander Reviews

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Jeff Beck
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Otto
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 9, 2010
Alexander the person was great. This movie isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
May 1, 2010
General mistakes all across the board contribute and reinforce each other to bring it down
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
This is ultimately "Alexander" as written by Danielle Steele...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Cole Smithey
April 15, 2009
Stone doesn't present characters that the audience can believe in, even for one moment, as representative of their historic roles.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
This oracular piece of hero-worship is perhaps the squarest film yet from this once-hip director.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
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 . . .
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 7, 2005
Interesting but flawed film about a fascinating character.
| Original Score: B
Top Critic
Scott Tobias
AV Club
September 26, 2005
By summoning his inner classicist, [director] Stone has made an excruciating disaster for the ages.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 21, 2005
Alexander limps along from one fancy set to another.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 4, 2005
'Como obra cinematográfica, no es la pésima cinta que han destrozado. Es la simple interpretación de un talentoso cineasta sobre la vida de una leyenda de la humanidad'
| Original Score: 3/4
March 18, 2005
The picture is so thoroughly ridiculous, it's hard to know where to begin in listing its infelicities. But I'll try.
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 6, 2005
Though the battles have the blood-and-sinew bravado you expect from Oliver Stone, this three-hour buttnumbathon is hamstrung by a hectoring grandiosity, not new to Stone, and a nod toward caution, which is.
| Original Score: 1/4
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
February 20, 2005
The film's sense of drama and tension makes the experience alive and palpable.
Boyd van Hoeij
February 16, 2005
An overview of an intensely passionate life as few film-makers could bring it to the screen.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
January 24, 2005
Big, grand, messy. If you enjoy a nice slice of Hollywood miscalculation every now and then--and who doesn't--you might have a good time.
| Original Score: C
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 17, 2005
A garbled, over-stuffed turkey force fed with historical events until its liver explodes in a spectacularly colourful and violent bloodbath, tempered with sinewy speeches.
Matthew Turner
January 15, 2005
Colin Farrell is woefully miscast in the lead, but that's the least of Alexander's problems because the film is a disaster on an epic scale: sprawling, messy, incoherent and an early contender for one of the worst movies of 2005.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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