• Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator

Release Date: May 5th, 2000

DVD Release Date: November 21st, 2000

R |2 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoical philosopher. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas.

Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Richard Harris, David Schofield

Director: Ridley Scott

Genres: Historical drama , Adventure

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Dreamworks Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Murder , Gritty , Revenge , Transformation ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Emphasizing brawn over brain and spectacle over intimacy, Ridley Scott's Gladiator nevertheless is an impressive accomplishment in its re-creation not only of the golden age of the Roman Empire but of the unspeakable brutality with which one of the world's greatest states conducted its business. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The whole enterprise rests on Mr. Crowe's armor-clad shoulders, and he carries it remarkably well. show more

  • 100
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's a stunning Roman triumph.

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Winner Sound
Winner Orange Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Winner Visual Effects
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Winner Costume Design