Napoleon (2023)

"He came from nothing. He conquered everything."
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An epic that details the checkered rise and fall of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his wife, Josephine.
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'Napoleon' Movie Review

‘Napoleon’ has sweep but lacks power as it packs in too much history. Ridley Scott brings an epic feel to much of ‘Napoleon,’ but the story and Joaquin Phoenix’s central performance feel unfocused.

Opening in theaters on November 22nd is Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon,’ starring Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim, Ben Miles, Rupert Everett, and Ludivine Sagnier.

With most of his last decade’s worth of films – including 'Exodus: Gods and Kings,' 'The Last Duel,' 'House of Gucci,' and the upcoming 'Gladiator 2' – director Ridley Scott seems intent on creating a series of historical epics both contemporary and classic. His new film, however, 'Napoleon,' may have exceeded Scott’s always admirable ambitions. The two-and-a-half-hour drama, does have a sense of grandeur and sweep, in addition to some intense battle scenes. But it suffers from an unwieldy script and a turgid central performance from Joaquin Phoenix as the French military leader and ruler, two elements which make this as dull as your junior year history class.

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Movie Details

Theatrical Release:November 22nd, 2023 - Buy Tickets
On Digital & Streaming:January 9th, 2024 - Watch Now
Movie Budget:$165,000,000
Movie Box Office Gross:$220,597,098 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Aidan Elliott
Production Companies:Apple Studios, Scott Free Productions
Movie Tags:france, biography