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Unadulterated rubbish, and exactly what fans expect. Bravo, Starz.

Jan 20, 2011 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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Gods of the Arena won't disappoint on the guilty pleasure front. If anything it's even more gratuitous than the original. It's not for the squeamish, nor perhaps for the refined. But it's al-i-i-i-i-i-ve in so many ways. So what the hell, let's rock.

Jan 20, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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It feels like the right time for Spartacus to meet his fate.

Aug 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Within the first five minutes, we're treated to what plays like a 14-year-old boy's ultimate video game fantasy - soft porn and slow-motion blood spatters and swords plunged into all parts of the body.

Aug 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Let's just be grateful the Spartacus of the 1960 feature can't see this, or he'd roll over on his cross.

Jan 17, 2011 | Full Review…
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The result is a production even more fantastically soapy than the first, visually elevated by an apocalyptic video-game look in which the orgiastic sex and violence are presented with a studied, syncopated choreography.

Jan 20, 2011 | Full Review…

The miniseries is a prequel, a narrative format that mainly lends itself to relentless wheel-spinning. So it was a pleasure to find out that the Gods of the Arena premiere was such a surprisingly enjoyable hour of television.

Jan 22, 2011 | Full Review…

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