Gladiator Synopsis
Gen. Maximus (Russell Crowe) seeks revenge for his family's deaths.
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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 --...
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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...
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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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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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The Greatest Epic

By saintandrew
There is no question that Gladiator is one of the great all time epic films. I venture to say it is the greatest. Setting aside the rich and powerful sets, the virtuoso performances of the actors,...

Masterpiece. Epic.

By zaneru
Hands down one of the best movies of all time. I love Roman history and movies...so this hybrid I was hesitant about where so many movies have failed before. Russel Crowe is an amazing actor. The...

GLADIATOR THE BEST FILM OF 2000 WOW!!!!!and LADIES THOSE HOT MEN IN SHORT SKIRTS..YUMMY

By highdollarnana
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, with all of these GREAT actors how can one go wrong?This movie is one of my favorites!! If you love movies from the Roman times that are...

Gladiator

By Galhad1
One of the Greatest Movies ever made!! Riddley Scott should have won The Oscar for this One!!!!!!!!!...

Amazing Cinematography

By kmswilcox
This is probably the best acting job by Russell Crowe since The 10 Commandments and Charlton Heston. Russell delivers the most amazing performance of a roman gladiator, he made me believe the...

OMG!!!

By j9cleme
I LOVE this movie! Everything about it! couldn't wait to see it over and over. Saw it three times in the theater, and bought it the day it came out on DVD....

BEST

By Dylano
two words beast movie the first battle scene was spectactularly done i mean seriously isnt that the best i looked at the movie when my dad brought it home i said " where are the machine guns, you got...

Great movie

By goldname98
One of the best movies I've seen....

Amazing performance

By dstar28ent
This review is long overdue for an amazing film. Although it was not perfect in regards to film production, the story and acting performances make up this difference. It is a bold and multiple themed...

CLASSIC!

By jillyo5
This is one of those movies you can watch over and over and never get tired of it. Definitely one of my top 10 movies of all time....

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Rated R | For Intense Graphic Combat
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