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Based on 43 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Troy lacks the focus of Gladiator, not to mention that Oscar winner's scrappy wit. But why kick a gift horse when you're in summer-movie heaven? show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    All Hollywood and no Homer, but within its limits, it's a vigorous, entertaining movie. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Entertainingly epic eye candy. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    In Troy, and in overreaching, underachieving productions like it, digital imagery is fast becoming both a Trojan horse and Achilles' heel. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    When the film focuses on the Trojans, it's splendid. But when Troy attempts to sort out the competing agendas of the Greeks, it drags. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A "Ben-Hur"-size epic with beefcake, beauty, outsize heroes, flashy duels and epic battles. There are breathtaking vistas, taut political intrigues, dangerous romantic liaisons and one of the greatest wardrobes ever assembled for a costume drama. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A protracted and uninvolving affair in which men battle over issues that audiences may struggle to find compelling, and no central figure emerges to take command of the film. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    In a league with Hollywood's top historical epics, ancient or otherwise. It's stunningly handsome film, with an equally stunning cast and engrossing story. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    In sum, this is hardly an "Iliad" adaptation for the ages. But if you're hankering for sand, sandals, and swordplay, this could be the movie for you. show more

  • 75

    Wolfgang Petersen's Troy recalls an age when Hollywood not only gambled on but flourished with grandiose epics and casts of thousands, and brings megawatt star power to what is, at root, a brilliantly told story. show more

  • June 03, 2011 cmerr777
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    Troy is an outstanding portrayal of Homer's epic even with major deviations from the original Iliad. Captures timeless issues related to diverse reasons soldiers go to war, their loyalties, and the impact on their loved ones. Brad Pitt excellently shows Achilles' transition from empty self-absorption to humanity, and Eric Bana is outstanding as noble Hector. All supporting cast are exceptional. Shows the greatest individual battle scene ever (Achilles v. Hector) which is emotionally tied to the reactions of Hector's loved ones. The moving scene with Achilles and Priam alone is worth seeing this extraordinary film. An epic - best movie of this genre.

  • July 10, 2008 In2Miracles
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    I was surprised that I ended up liking this movie more than I thought I would. Brad Pitt (whom I admired since first seeing him in Thelma and Louise ~ "He's gonna be a star!" I shouted. ) was awesome and HOT and it touched me when he cried over the body of Hector. I cried when Paris killed him too. It is a movie worth watching more than once!

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