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Based on 37 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 7 )
  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Glorious, a colossus of rousing action and ferocious fun. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    At 2 1/2 hours, Gladiator is a long ride, but it doesn't drag. show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Instead of the heat of humanity, what lingers on in the mind is the cool of the computerized effects. show more

  • 100
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's a stunning Roman triumph. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    If there's a soft spot in your heart for the sword-&-sandal epic -- and from the star rating above, I think you can guess where I stand -- then you'll swoon with giddy delight over Gladiator. show more

  • 84
    Cody Clark Mr. Showbiz

    Combining a seething physicality with enough weary nobility and tightly checked rage for a dozen wronged heroes, (Crowe) provides the movie's vital center of gravity without looming over his co-stars. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Has the kind of super-cinematic qualities and bravura acting that make up for almost anything. show more

  • 88
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    An exhilarating, sweeping epic that begs to be seen on the largest possible screen. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Lacks emotional depth and sweep -- but the movie still delivers the type of rousing, large-scale adventure that marked the best films of its kind show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    As formulaic, but occasionally outré multiplex-bound behemoths go, Gladiator is a foaming beast. show more

  • February 20, 2013 rockincochran
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    I thought this was a very good movie!

  • April 08, 2011 xz00000000089288
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    Amazing directing and actors. Very well put together.

  • March 05, 2011 movieman928
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    Another one of my favorite movies is "Gladiator". It rocks!!!!

  • December 28, 2010 Weston
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    Best Movie Ever!!!!

  • June 29, 2009 srbgodsmack1992
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    One of the few movies that I would watch unintentionally if I were browsing on TV. Ebert gave this a bad rating, which in my case, I have lost a great deal of respect for his taste in movies. I read the review by Ebert, and he for all intent purposes was an idiot in the year 2000. 5/5 - see it.

  • October 03, 2008 Mike
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    Great movie-PERIOD!! One of my favorites of all time and I have seen many.

  • August 28, 2008 Sweetrose
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    This film is an amazing account of what happened during Roman reign and power.I enjoyed Phoenix,Harris,and Crowe and loved their performance;Maximus (Crowe) has to watch his family die under the terror of the emperor.He is forced into slavery,or he risks his own life.I thought this was horrific,the cruel and inhumane behavior of the peole in that time.Today,people enjoy Boxing,or football.I felt angry, that in that era,people were harsh;The battles were not a Sport,but in my opinion,murderous deeds.

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