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Rome - The Complete First Season

9 Ratings: 4.2
Drama, Military & War, and Television movie directed by Allen Coulter, Michael Apted, and Timothy Van Patten

Stills from Rome (click for larger image)                       A generously budgeted show jointly produced by HBO and the BBC, ROME takes viewers back to 52 BC for … see full wiki

Release Date: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
4 reviews about Rome - The Complete First Season
review by . April 01, 2008
Lucius Vorenus
I missed Rome when it was first showing on HBO, and I am glad I waited for the DVD release, since each episode is so good, I end up finished the whole season in a few sittings.    The first season focuses on the events in the late Roman repulic and leading up to Julius Caesar's Assassination, it's not the usual TV/movie about Rome that just show the grandiose vista and battles, it more focuses on the political intrigue, and the transformation of Rome from the viewpoint of two …
review by . May 31, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Superb acting, incredible sets, very well written.     Cons: It only went for two seasons. DANG.     The Bottom Line: One of the best history shows I've ever seen. Some situations are very mature and not suited for children.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. I'm a natural sucker for a show like this. I'm an art history nerd who was HBO lonely after Carnivale ended.      …
review by . September 05, 2006
This is a geat production. As other reviews have noted, the actors and acting are first rate, the production values are superb, and the soundtrack alarmingly lifelike at times. So if you love eye candy, great sound, incredible drama, and wonderful sets and costumes, by all means buy it. I salute all the talents and crafts that came together to create it. On a decent home theater with a well-calibrated plasma or other monitor, this will truly knock your socks off.    What I find …
review by . August 08, 2006
HBO takes risks, thank goodness, and this series ROME is a fine example of how far a television project can go toward the movie industry and still maintain interest when broken into weekly installments. There may be a number of quibbles from Latin scholars and historians as to the veracity of it all, but ROME is not a documentary: ROME is a novel played out in Grand Guignol fashion with a sterling cast and a creative production crew.    The action takes place in 52 BC and allows …
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