Alexander (2004) Synopsis
Macedonia's young king (Colin Farrell) conquers much of the known world.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Vast, riveting, madly audacious movie biography.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The best there is to say is that it's better than ''Troy."
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Since the movie lacks a vision of what Alexander was really about as a man and a figure in history, it falls back all too frequently on...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Farrell plays all this as if he means it, but he seems slight in the role and without great physical presence. In a scene in which...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
An exhausted epic, one that Stone has directed with an almost startling lack of personality or vision.
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
A movie that has neither dramatic focus nor a single memorable performance, aside from one or two that are memorable for the wrong reasons?
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
There's no zest to the general depravity, no coherence to the script or the spectacle -- clarity is missing in some of the camera work --...
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Both the sex and the battle sequences here look like football plays drawn by an NFL coach and shot by the wide receiver's mother. Usually,...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Stone tries to make us like Alexander because he's good, when he should have made us want to watch Alexander because he's amazing.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Alexander breaks the key rule that makes movies move: Show, don't tell.
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Alexander

By ng1294
Alexander is a great film about the life and times of Alexander the Great. Basically the whole movie is Ptolemy talking about Alexander's long life. You see Alexander's childhood, his relationship...

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Rated R | For violence and some sexuality/nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Alexander the person was great. This movie isn't.
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