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Alexander Reviews

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Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
January 15, 2005
By the time its three hours are over, you will feel as exhausted as Alexander at the end of his epic campaign - but not as enriched.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 13, 2005
Oliver Stone revela uma decepcionante tendência para o melodrama.
| Original Score: 2/5
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Catholic Sun
January 5, 2005
Overly-verbose; one of the year's 10 worst
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
January 3, 2005
Despite flashes of vivid imagery and charisma, Alexanderis nowhere close to 'great'.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
December 27, 2004
Much like this hero, who is confused and lacks a center, Stone's epic story does not have a core to its vision, too often drifting aimlessly through time and space.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 21, 2004
As the titular conqueror, Colin Farrell shows the limit of his screen presence as he falters in such big boots and winds up face first in the sand.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
December 19, 2004
If you like good war films, if you like good history epics, if you like good romances and good stories with great performances, then this film won't disappoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
December 17, 2004
It's all Greek to me
Full Review| Original Score: D
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
December 14, 2004
An unmitigated disaster, Oliver Stone's sprawling Alexander is an unbearable 173 minute alternative to Chinese water torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 13/100
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
December 10, 2004
A lunk-headed train wreck that looks like a tag sale in a 323 B.C. supermarket in old Peking.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
December 10, 2004
Alexander goes on far too long, and Colin Farrell as the military leader just doesn't live up to the high praise given him in the opening scenes.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
December 10, 2004
Much like the title character himself, this is an endeavor that strives for greatness but is too burdened by its own ego to live out the full potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 9, 2004
There is a great movie buried in this cacophonous mess
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
December 9, 2004
Bad cinematic and casting choices abound, but what keeps it compelling and watchable is Oliver Stone's keen eye for how youthful, talented men live fast and die young.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
December 8, 2004
If [Troy] was a Pitt-fall, this is a stumbling Stone.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/4
Michael H. Price
Fort Worth Business Press
December 7, 2004
Ponderous to a fault, a good-looking production that just sort of sits there looking self-important despite the violence and intrigues basic to the story.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 7, 2004
One of those magnificent train wrecks of a movie in which the director's vision drowns in a torrent of his own unbridled excess.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
December 5, 2004
It occasionally fumbles and it sometimes feels downright hokey, but it cumulatively earns a feeling of gravity and reverence that fully justifies its extended running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
December 5, 2004
You know the movie is bound to be swill: imperialist daydreams indigestibly stewed together with limp Oedipal anxiety and unpersuasive pacifist lip service.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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