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Audience Reviews for Masada
An epic mini series that features stand out performances from Peter O'Toole and Peter Strauss and a rousing score by Jerry Goldsmith. If you have 6 hours to kill and love sword and sandal epics than this is for you!
Initially, I was disappointed with this mini-series. I began to think, "Did I really spend $30.00 on THIS?!" Thankfully, as it progressed, it just kept getting better. As a whole, Masada is truly an epic and well-made telling of the dramatic conclusion to the First Jewish-Roman War. Peter O'Toole goes on to prove that age may wither the body but it hasn't yet touched his ability to portray a charcter so vividly and memorably. Most of the other roles are similarly well-played. I say MOST because, although I am a big fan of David Warner, I fail to see how his almost token role in this managed to garner an Emmy. Also, there are a few bit players who seem too resigned to the stereotypes normally associated with their roles (i.e. mutinous legionnaries, fundamentalist Jewish Zealots/Sicarii, etc.). Overall, however, Masada does not disappoint.
Superb movie, since I have been there it was awesome! I liked how they portrayed everything, I loved the Roman Commanders speach at the ending.
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