Think "The Hurt Locker," which shares a cinematographer in Barry Ackroyd with no damage to the Bard's bruising poetry. Neat trick. show more
Martius comes to a bad end, while Mr. Fiennes achieves a great beginning. As a director, his grasp exceeds his daring reach, and his performance stands as a chilling exemplar of psychomartial ferocity. show more
Brian Cox is especially good, and slippery, as Menenius, a Roman senator. show more
By far one of the most compelling and riveting and consummate story-telling i have seen in a a long time, a film which is all three! Go see it! Gerard in his most complete and perfect performances to date! I do not understand the reviewers here who comment that the film's dialogue is hard to understand. The Cinematography and storytelling is so revealing that one does not need to understand every dialogue to love and be entertained ! One note of advice to them, when reviewing a film or tv show at this day and age one should at least consider what's being aired or played in one's own country if not all contributions in the same language medium. Such as the very prominent Spartacus series from Starz, which has a lot english rhetoric in it 1/4 of which i couldn't make heads or tails of it even after watching Ralph Fienes' Corialanus
The modern day setting really didn\'t work for me in this and I just generally didn\'t care for the movie. Disappointing.
The trailer makes the story look full of character. Gerard Butler doesn\'t pick bad movies. I believe this will be worth the money