100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
In a league with Hollywood's top historical epics, ancient or otherwise. It's stunningly handsome film, with an equally stunning cast and engrossing story.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
All Hollywood and no Homer, but within its limits, it's a vigorous, entertaining movie.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A "Ben-Hur"-size epic with beefcake, beauty, outsize heroes, flashy duels and epic battles. There are breathtaking vistas, taut political intrigues, dangerous romantic liaisons and one of the greatest wardrobes ever assembled for a costume drama.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
When the film focuses on the Trojans, it's splendid. But when Troy attempts to sort out the competing agendas of the Greeks, it drags.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Entertainingly epic eye candy.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Troy lacks the focus of Gladiator, not to mention that Oscar winner's scrappy wit. But why kick a gift horse when you're in summer-movie heaven?
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
At its intermittent best, Troy suggests a primitive pro-wrestling smackdown with epochal consequences. At its worst, it's a throwback to the ham-fisted sword-and-sandal international coproductions of the early 1960s: "The 300 Spartans" with better sets. Barely.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A protracted and uninvolving affair in which men battle over issues that audiences may struggle to find compelling, and no central figure emerges to take command of the film.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The result is a pageant long but not deep, noisy but not stirring, expensive but not sumptuous.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
In Troy, and in overreaching, underachieving productions like it, digital imagery is fast becoming both a Trojan horse and Achilles' heel.
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56 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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