Alexander Reviews

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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 27, 2007
September 26, 2005
By summoning his inner classicist, [director] Stone has made an excruciating disaster for the ages.
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.
Top Critic
December 10, 2004
A lunk-headed train wreck that looks like a tag sale in a 323 B.C. supermarket in old Peking.
December 10, 2004
At a reported cost of $155 million, Alexander qualifies as a super-spectacle in every respect but one -- namely in its neurotic, confused and sexually ambidextrous hero.
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.
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.
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