Alexander Poster

Release Date: November 24th, 2004

DVD Release Date: August 2nd, 2005

R|2 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
The story is an epic that is as daring and ambitious as its subject, a relentless conqueror who by the age of 32 had amassed the greatest empire the world had ever seen. Past and present collide to form the puzzle of the protagonist, a tapestry of triumphs and tragedies in which childhood memories and Alexander's rise to power unfold side by side with the later day expansion of his empire, and its ultimate downfall.

Cast: Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Christopher Plummer, Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Hopkins, Brian Blessed

Director: Oliver Stone

Genres: War, Historical drama, Adventure

Production Co: Pacifica Film, Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Forbidden love, Wife, Rise, Friend, Passionate, Soldier, Mother

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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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