• Troy (2004)

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Release Date: May 13th, 2004

DVD Release Date: May 4th, 2004

R |2 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Based on Homer's "Iliad," this epic portrays the battle between the ancient kingdoms of Troy and Sparta. While visiting Spartan King Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), Trojan prince Paris (Orlando Bloom) falls for Menelaus' wife, Helen (Diane Kruger), and takes her back to Troy. Menelaus' brother, King Agamemnon (Brian Cox), having already defeated every army in Greece, uses his brother's fury as a pretext to declare war against Troy, the last kingdom preventing his control over the Aegean Sea.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Brendan Gleeson, Saffron Burrows

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Genres: Adventure, Action, War, Historical drama

Production Co: Village Roadshow Prod., Plan B Films, Radiant Pictures, Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Passionate, Forbidden love, Revenge, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A protracted and uninvolving affair in which men battle over issues that audiences may struggle to find compelling, and no central figure emerges to take command of the film. show more

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    In a league with Hollywood's top historical epics, ancient or otherwise. It's stunningly handsome film, with an equally stunning cast and engrossing story. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Troy lacks the focus of Gladiator, not to mention that Oscar winner's scrappy wit. But why kick a gift horse when you're in summer-movie heaven? show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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