Written February 02, 2008
It is probably sacrilege to say something bad about one of Hollywood's historic epics but I recently rented this movie and found it to be utterly dull, episodic, grim, and a complete waste of time. I love Chuck Heston and he was probably the best thing about the movie but he is not enough to save this. This movie just feels to self-important and it has no real pacing. Something sort of exciting happens and then it seems like hours until something interesting happens again. In between are interminable minutes of crappy soundtrack treacle and weeping Sophia Loren ad nauseum. There are also lots of horses and men marching off to battle. I would recommend skipping this and renting BraveHeart instead. Much better attempt at the same sort of movie.