• Released
  • February 21, 2014
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 38 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 1,386 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: In the days prior to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, a slave tries to save the woman he loves.

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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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Keeps you engaged

By poofalala
Action movie meets romance. Good special effects. Keeps your attention thru out movie and provides good entertainment for 1 1/2 hours. Would recommend worth seeing - Unlike the review below we did...

Big special effects, but bad story line.

By John504
My favorite part was watching the volcano erupt, but that was an incidental part of the plot. The leads are two dimensional, and the fight scenes are derivative. If you like looking at miniature...

Good date movie

By cwalker733
Movie was a bit gory and really centralized on fighting. Not opposed to this stuff if it accurately depics history. Felt like the ending was too hollywood.....both my husband and I could not believe...

Wait for Netflix Release

By spt378
The movie was decent enough I guess, but it wasn't worth the price of the ticket. They did a pretty good job with the special effects, and the acting was pretty good even though I had a hard time...

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By ARTG99
This is a period action movie that was decent but not spectacular acting was decent but not the greatest visual effects were the best this movie had to offer. If you like period actions movies go if...

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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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