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  • While Anderson excels in the film’s many moments of digital doom-and-gloom, he can’t deliver a single authentic emotion between the two star-crossed leads, leaving us with a sooty aftertaste of having sat through one very loud rendition of Titanic in togas. show more

  • Anderson's repeated hurling of flaming volcanic projectiles directly at the screen — the dominant feature of the latter third of Pompeii — is firmly in the lovably trashy spirit of the '50s drive-in. show more

  • The first sixty minutes of Pompeii are awful, bordering on unwatchable... The final forty-five minutes of the movie however are, by sheer force of will, irrefutably entertaining. At least there’s raining death in the form of fireballs smashing up the place. show more

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  • August 10, 2014 Keltkrose
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    I just watched Pompeii on HBO.It held me throughout the movie.It was a terrific action movie. Kit Harington was fabulous.

  • May 22, 2014 Robert Dean
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    magnifico! i am so, so glad i saw "pompeii" tonight! this is the finest movie ever made, in my opinion! the story line, the music, the special effects! everyone deserves an academy award, in my opinion. how did they make this movie? how? this is a true story, people! see it!! i want this movie for my own private collection! i have read some of the stupid, idiotic reviews other people have given it! how dare they say the things they say? this movie, mark my word, will go down in history, as one of the most technically perfect, beautiful, well-wrought, absolutely beautiful movies ever, ever made!!

  • April 03, 2014 tangopablo1
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    full of fire, blood and love and hate, not a bad story