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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
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 24, 2004
Stone and his team of screenwriters paint an incomplete picture of the man and those he led.
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 24, 2004
An ambitious and sincere film that fails to find a focus for its elusive subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
November 21, 2004
Although some aspects of Oliver Stone's sword-and-sandals epic are worthy of mention (and even praise), they are dwarfed by the missteps and examples of bad judgment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
November 24, 2004
Visually dramatic but persistently tepid, Alexander doesn't make a convincing argument for its extravagant resources.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 23, 2004
A horrendously bad movie, a genuine 40-car pile-up of literally epic proportions, a three-way head-on collision of bad writing, bad acting, and bad direction.
| Original Score: D
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 9, 2010
Alexander the person was great. This movie isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
November 23, 2004
So awful that it's almost good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 30, 2004
A lavishly turgid toga fest.
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
November 24, 2004
The drippy romantic death-bed dialogue reads like it was swiped from an episode of 'One Macedonian Life to Live.'
| Original Score: D+
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Catholic Sun
January 5, 2005
Overly-verbose; one of the year's 10 worst
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
November 24, 2004
'When (Farrell) is giving his troops a rousing speech the first image that popped into my mind was Bill Murray energizing his fellow camp counselors in "Meatballs."'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
November 25, 2004
Oliver Stone's take on the life of Alexander the Great is overblown, underdeveloped and one of the worst films of 2004.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
November 24, 2004
You could literally chop Alexander up into six 30-minute blocks, reassemble it at random, and the movie would make the exact same amount of sense (i.e. none).
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
November 22, 2004
The storytelling is so ham-fisted as to induce titters.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 23, 2004
A dull, humorless mess with nothing to say about Alexander.
| Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
May 1, 2010
General mistakes all across the board contribute and reinforce each other to bring it down
Eric D. Snider
November 23, 2004
Oliver Stone doesn't just create trainwrecks. He knocks the train off the rails, sets it on fire, then kills every person onboard. (And takes three hours to do it.)
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
November 24, 2004
Historically accurate (minus one key point) but was Alexander really so weepy? What about his extravagant lust for bloodshed?
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