100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
It's a stunning Roman triumph.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
What matters for today's hero is the good fight, and Gladiator KOs us with a doozy.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Glorious, a colossus of rousing action and ferocious fun.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Has the kind of super-cinematic qualities and bravura acting that make up for almost anything.
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88

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
An exhilarating, sweeping epic that begs to be seen on the largest possible screen.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
If there's a soft spot in your heart for the sword-&-sandal epic -- and from the star rating above, I think you can guess where I stand -- then you'll swoon with giddy delight over Gladiator.
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84

Mr. Showbiz

By Cody Clark
Combining a seething physicality with enough weary nobility and tightly checked rage for a dozen wronged heroes, (Crowe) provides the movie's vital center of gravity without looming over his co-stars.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
At 2 1/2 hours, Gladiator is a long ride, but it doesn't drag.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It epitomizes the kind of high-profile bloodshed we now expect to herald the hazy, lazy, blockbuster-fixated days of summer.
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Instead of the heat of humanity, what lingers on in the mind is the cool of the computerized effects.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.