Augustus (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Augustus (2003)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Augustus Trailers & Photos

Movie Info

The life and times of Augustus Caesar are brought to the screen in this made-for-television historical epic. After assisting Julius Caesar in a string of military campaigns, Augustus is adopted by the Roman leader, and when Brutus and Cassius kill Julius, Augustus joins forces with Marc Antony to rid them and their associates of the Roman leadership. As Augustus becomes Rome's new and uncontested leader, he falls for the beautiful Livia and is forced to turn against Marc Antony on the field of battle. While Rome enjoys a period of wealth and progress, Livia becomes politically ambitious and Augustus finds he has become the center of an assassination plot. Augustus stars Peter O'Toole and Charlotte Rampling, who respectively portray the mature Augustus and Livia. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: R (violence)
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 4, 2005
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

News & Interviews for Augustus

Critic Reviews for Augustus

All Critics (1)

O'Toole is the one who really carries the film, an old veteran delivering on a part that, in retrospect, seems as if it couldn't have been played by another.

Full Review… | December 28, 2004
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Augustus

The political machinations and intrigues rampant during Roman times continue to fascinate me. With the exception of Charlotte Rampling, the film itself is mediocre. This depiction cries for further exploration of this fascinating time period.

Stefanie C

Super Reviewer


An excellent retelling of the life of Augustus, if a bit on an encomium . . . with Peter O'Toole as the emperor himself. Owned on DVD.

Colin Brodd

One of the best movies based on history of Rome. Peter O'Toole, as Augustus - the first emperor of Rome, has given brilliant performance. Majority of the movie is in flash back and opens with Augustus lying of death bed when his exiled daughter comes to pay her last respect to dying father and emperor and he asks "How did I fare in comedy of life?" and she replies, "The Gods will tell you father".
Most memorable scene in the movie.

Jay Shah

Augustus Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Augustus on our Movie forum!