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