March 12, 2012
highly questionable as to historical accuracy Did not like white printing on white background at critical points. Seemed to be too much \"Slash and burn\" as well much jumping around between scenes. Cannot imagine that the architectural and sculputural backgrounds are accurate but I do not have expertise to make definitive judment.
October 18, 2010
This movie may deal with issues of our current time, however, this is not a realistic representation of history. Christians were the minority in Egypt at the time. Agora skews history to show that Christians were persecuting science itself, when in actuality, Cyril was attacking astrology and not astronomy. Furthermore, nowhere in history does Cyril regard
July 01, 2010
This historical epic deals with several very important issues of our era such as religion-fueled violence, suppression of science, gender-related discrimination and cruel injustice. Its central character, a woman named Hypatia, brilliantly portrayed by Rachel Weisz, is a great philosopher, scientist, peace-maker and teacher whose enlightened quest for knowledge and justice made her a victim of
The posted synopsis get the movie backwards. The main character is not the slave, but rather the fourth century AD female scholar, philosopher and teacher; Hypatia, who lived in Alexandria during the Roman Empire. This teacher seeks to preserve knowledge. See this site for a better idea of the film: http://passionateabouthistory.blo- gspot.com/2009/05/film-agora-profis-female.html. The film