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“This is my favorite movie of all time, one that I can watch over and over again. Which is ironic because the first time I saw this film, I thought to myself, what was the big deal?
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#26 of 35 from My top 100 best films of all time Part (1) by
“Already owning this on Blu-ray now, I can tell you that for anyone who loves this film as much as I do, Gladiator on Blu-ray is a must own this holiday season! ¬†While the film
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“This is pure entertainment at its finest. I could go into detail about why this movie is so great, but all you need to know is that Russell Crowe is a complete badass in this
#9 of 10 from My 10 Favorite Movies of This Decade (So Far) by
“I didn't particularily like this film, but I DID like Russell Crowe!”
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“Great Score, great acting, great story”
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Ridley Scott (BLADE RUNNER, ALIEN) transports Hollywood to second-century Rome in this rousing historical epic that proudly hearkens back to such films as BEN-HUR and SPARTACUS. Russell Crowe plays Maximus, a Roman general who leads the troops in conquering Germania for the empire. When an aging Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) tells Maximus that he'd like him to rule Rome once he's gone, a classic confrontation ensues between the brave and charming soldier--who wants to return home to his wife, son, and farm--and the jealous and conniving Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), the emperor's only son, who is thirsty for power. Bought as a slave by the profiteering Proximo (Oliver Reed, in his last role), Maximus must kill or be killed in the ring, battling to save not only himself but the future of the very empire that he loves and honors. The film features a terrific battle sequence (that recalls the beginning of SAVING PRIVATE RYAN), huge crowd scenes of thousands of people, and even a little romance, albeit mostl...
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