Gladiator

Gladiator

DVD - 2000
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A Roman general is reduced to slavery as a gladiator when he suspects the new emperor of killing the beloved old emperor to gain power prematurely.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2000
ISBN: 9780783292557
0783292554
Branch Call Number: GLA
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (155 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4in

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patch666
Mar 15, 2017

Great film with one of the greatest single minded acting performances in cinema history by Russell Crowe. Stunning and subtle he acts without acting. Just a look in his eye or a slight gesture conveys heavy weight and gravity. 420~ One of the great movies in the last 25 years !!!!

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gingin1972
Dec 13, 2016

Very good and entertaining movie!

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pemberely
Sep 02, 2016

Simply phenomenal.

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1aa
Jul 02, 2016

A visually stunning and action packed film, with a rickety plot, based in historical times, but rather misrepresentative: Commodus was not 'maybe' incestuous, its quite likely, as well as cross-dressing, bisexual, sexually exhibitionistic, and a coprophiliac (in the account in the _Augustan History_, a better source for this emperor). He would fit right in to the gay pride parades of the early 21st century.

d2013 Dec 15, 2015

Great performance by Russel Crowe. Good movie!

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hammer59
Jul 03, 2015

Epic! Classic.

7Liberty7 Sep 20, 2014

Compelling and powerful! After the LOTR, this movie comes in next as my favourite of all time! If you look in history books, you'll find that lots of the events in the movie actually did happen. Some things are just dramatized and put out of order to give us an outstanding story.

I'll always remember Russell Crowe as Gladiator. He really earned that Oscar.

This is what the Hunger Games is based off - gladiators, Rome, and crazy, sadistic people.

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jescar82
Feb 19, 2014

Well acted movie, full of action. Another great Ridley Scott film.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 03, 2013

Enjoyable, if self-important, swords and sandals epic. Could've used more gladiating though.

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Keogh
Jan 27, 2013

An outstanding epic from director Ridley Scott following the fall and rise of a general who ends up a gladiator after the murder of the emperor. Russell Crowe is ideally cast as the lead, seeking revenge not only for the death of the emperor, but the murder of his wife and son. Joaquin Phoenix is memorable as the vicious, cowardly new emperor, a sadistic sociopath. The rest of the cast are all well suited to their roles, and the world of Rome and beyond is well captured both by location shooting and special effects. A triumph for Ridley Scott, and a bloody and rousing film.

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7Liberty7 Sep 20, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Rated R in 2000; it's got gladiators so you can kind of figure how bad it's gonna be

nadian Mar 24, 2009

Violence: Many graphic fight scenes

nadian Mar 24, 2009

Sexual Content: Sexual language

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Bruinfan
Oct 22, 2008

Violence: Many fight scenes

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Ringwood
Jun 13, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

MariePat Nov 06, 2007

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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maroon_eagle_45
Jul 24, 2015

maroon_eagle_45 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

7Liberty7 Sep 20, 2014

7Liberty7 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

nadian Mar 24, 2009

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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7Liberty7 Sep 20, 2014

Maximus: "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next!"

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Cheryl
Jan 28, 2009

"The general that became a slave.
The slave that became a gladiator.
The gladiator that defied an emperor."

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7Liberty7 Sep 20, 2014

The story of a noble general who loses his dear wife and son, home, belongings, status, and dignity and ends up as a gladiator -- a slave of Rome -- after refusing to acknowledge an evil man as emperor.

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