• 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: Adventure , Historical drama

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

Distributors: Universal Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Gritty, Murder, Transformation, Revenge

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

  • 84
    Cody ClarkMr. 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.

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

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Awards

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