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Troy Reviews

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Empire Magazine
October 6, 2004
Bruising battles and some stirring performances make Troy enjoyable, if rather long.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
A fairly routine action picture with an advanced case of grandeuritis.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 5, 2004
a throwback to the old Hollywood sword-and-sandal epics of the 1950s, but with more blood
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Denby
New Yorker
August 1, 2004
Harsh, serious, and both exhilarating and tragic, the right tonal combination for Homer.
July 20, 2004
'Espectacular relato Úpico que, a pesar de su falta de emotividad, es un claro ejemplo de cine de calidad.'
| Original Score: 3/4
Joe Utichi
July 20, 2004
Homer's Iliad is stunningly recreated, but never achieves the greatness it deserves.
| Original Score: 59/100
Richard Kelly
Sight and Sound
July 6, 2004
Dramatic scene after dramatic scene fails to take flight: too many face-to-face quarrels, flatly blocked and bluntly written.
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
June 23, 2004
The latest in a very long line of films made to give us those things that other mediums could not provide.
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 22, 2004 a Classic Comics version of The Iliad...but when it comes to Hollywood summer spectaculars and sandal epics, Troy suffices.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 13, 2004
The film is good for many of its concepts but fails to really capture the narratives desperation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
June 11, 2004
I swear if I hear the phrase "the Gods" one more time I'm going to puke.
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Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
June 10, 2004
the score and final ballad are so painful, Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On will sound like music to your ears.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
June 9, 2004
Troy proves that Brad Pitt has the nicest rump of any man to ever hail from Springfield, Missouri.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 5, 2004
"Petersen is not the man you turn to for elegance or lightness of touch: his handling of narrative is lumbering. His camera work is overemphatic. A tackiness prevails."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
June 4, 2004
In the same league with Oscar winners (and more graphic) Braveheart and Gladiator films. If you want historical accuracy, go rent a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
June 1, 2004
...the marriage of drama and action is tenuous at times, but all in all, this is a pretty impressive grown up summer blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
May 28, 2004
...the gladiator epic as a male stripper fantasy with Brad Pitt removing his armor as much as possible.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 1.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
May 27, 2004
You may be thinking, 'I fear Hollywood, even when it comes bearing gifts.'...Troy is the real deal, even allowing for Pitt's non-Herculean performance as Achilles.
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 25, 2004
The digital work is superb with the huge battle scenes looking very realistic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Mckay
May 25, 2004
Falling between Gladiator and Return of the King, it's as good of an ancient war epic as you're likely to find in this post Lord of the Rings era.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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