• Troy (2004)


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: Historical drama , Action , Adventure , War

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

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Revenge , Passionate , Forbidden love , Rivalry ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    In Troy, and in overreaching, underachieving productions like it, digital imagery is fast becoming both a Trojan horse and Achilles' heel.

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    When the film focuses on the Trojans, it's splendid. But when Troy attempts to sort out the competing agendas of the Greeks, it drags. show more

  • 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

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