• Released
  • February 21, 2014
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 38 min
  • Action/Adventure
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Pompeii Synopsis
In the days prior to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, a slave tries to save the woman he loves.
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63

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Anderson’s stab at rendering the Mount Vesuvius catastrophe with a 3-D “Titanic” gloss.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
What Anderson delivers this one time is a genuine spectacle, a gladiator movie with a volcano in the middle of it.
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63

RogerEbert.com

This is a surprisingly old-fashioned disaster movie. In point of fact its old-fashioned-ness is really the only surprising thing about this...
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A campy guilty pleasure that serves up a “Gladiator’’ knockoff as an appetizer to the impressively flame-filled main course.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The movie is so grand in scale that you can’t help surrender to the spectacle, even if the stuff that’s going on with the people in the...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The result is a generic saga with a cast of forgettable one-dimensional characters
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35

Film.com

By Jordan Hoffman
The first sixty minutes of Pompeii are awful, bordering on unwatchable... The final forty-five minutes of the movie however are, by sheer...
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Jordan Mintzer
While Anderson excels in the film’s many moments of digital doom-and-gloom, he can’t deliver a single authentic emotion between the two...
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30

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
Anderson's repeated hurling of flaming volcanic projectiles directly at the screen — the dominant feature of the latter third of Pompeii —...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
If you think of Pompeii as a ride, a conveyance for special effects, and not anything resembling an emotional experience, indifference can...
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Rated PG-13 | For for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Historical epic is light on plot, heavy on carnage.
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DRINKING & DRUGS
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