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  • 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

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