From the moment the movie starts the imagery grabs the audience and draws them in with action. The movie keeps the audience interested in what is going on with strong performances of Russel Crowe, … more
gmosaki posted a Quick Tip about Gladiator.
July 14, 2010
In A History of Histories, British historian John Burrow sets himself a nearly impossible task in the title of the book alone. Impressively, he succeeds, describing the general form of history in the … more
The decline and the fall of the western Roman empire has always been one of the great mystery in world history, Rome had dominated the western Eurasian continent for over half a millenium. The popular … more
Gladiator is an overrated nightmare. Whoever wrote this screenplay did not research their history very well. The acting was mediocre and it's filled with numerous flaws and wholesale gaps of logic. I … more
This is a great, relaxing read on a fascinating man. Unlike other books about Roman politicians, this book really focuses on Cicero and makes him come alive. Particularly useful are the quotations of … more
Gladiator is one of my favorite movies. It has action, drama, great cinematography, outstanding fight scenes, love, great acting, and most importantly, it's a great story.For those who haven't seen it … more
My rating indicates my regard for this film in terms of its entertainment value. The plot is essentially uncomplicated and too often predictable. There is almost no character development. And there is … more
This is an excellent biography of Marcus Tullius Cicero, orator, politician, statesman, and staunch guardian of the Roman Republic in the time of Julius Caesar. The author has used Cicero's own letters, … more
The "Roma Sub Rosa" series, of which this book is the latest addition, just goes from strength to strength. As far as I am concerned, this is the best of the entire bunch, and I read it avidly, finishing … more
Many years ago, Hollywood mass produced epic movies that were not only monuments of spectacle, but also contained meaningful messages that gave films moral magnitude as well. There are several reasons … more
Gladiator has somehow garnered adulation. It snagged the Oscar for Best Picture (no mean feat), made lots of money, and collected a reasonable share of critical acclaim. But even after watching it (twice), … more
AdamHunnicutt reviewed Gladiator.
February 23, 2001
Goodbye, to another hard hit-negative review. Here is the revision of a review written months ago. Gladiator is a delivery of a story told in the form of many movies, but not in character. Maximus is … more