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Based on 42 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Alexander breaks the key rule that makes movies move: Show, don't tell. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Stone tries to make us like Alexander because he's good, when he should have made us want to watch Alexander because he's amazing. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A movie that has neither dramatic focus nor a single memorable performance, aside from one or two that are memorable for the wrong reasons? show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    There's no zest to the general depravity, no coherence to the script or the spectacle -- clarity is missing in some of the camera work -- and, most important, no character to give a Greek fig about. show more

  • 25
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Both the sex and the battle sequences here look like football plays drawn by an NFL coach and shot by the wide receiver's mother. Usually, even when I don't like a Stone film I admire its frenzied energy, but the editing here is as lethargic as the compositions are perfunctory. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Farrell plays all this as if he means it, but he seems slight in the role and without great physical presence. In a scene in which Alexander is roaring at his troops to rouse them to battle, he sounds like Mighty Mouse pretending to be Superman. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Since the movie lacks a vision of what Alexander was really about as a man and a figure in history, it falls back all too frequently on movie spectacle. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Vast, riveting, madly audacious movie biography. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    What Alexander lacks in narrative clarity, it makes up for with pomp and pageantry. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The best there is to say is that it's better than ''Troy." show more

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