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Gladiator

(DVD - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Gladiator
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A Roman general refuses to transfer his loyalty to the new Emperor, Commodus. He becomes a slave and then a gladiator, fighting in the Roman Colosseum in defiance of the Emperor.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2005
Edition: Extended ed
ISBN: 1417057785
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE G
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (171 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Nov 29, 2014
  • Froster rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Excuuuuuuse me? I can't believe the amount of people who take this piece of tripe seriously. But like Captain Oveur in "Airplane!", I TRULY appreciate gladiator pictures. Give me Kirk, Charlton, Steve Reeves...anyone with a clenched jaw and steely thighs peeking through a leather miniskirt, preferably swingin' a fishnet, and thrusting his trident. Unfortunately, the folks who rate this whopper highly seem to have CGI seriously confused with: a) reality, and; b) good film making. As a moderately entertaining entry into a benighted genre, it ain't bad. But worthy of serious consideration? Really, now....do you like movies about gladiators? Joey, have you ever seen a grown man naked?

Sep 20, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

This was a rousing film; I throughly enjoy it.

Feb 19, 2014
  • jescar82 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

"Are you not entertained?! Is this not why you are here?!"

Nov 08, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. Love Russel Crowe in this one!!!!!

Apr 03, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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

Jan 27, 2013
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Dec 31, 2012
  • owllover rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good movie, but I've seen much better. I wouldn't rewatch it.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An outstanding Ridley Scott film. Inarguably deserving of Best Picture. One of those movies that I can watch over and over again. And have. And will. "Braveheart" is another. Cinematography, score, CGI, cast... Crowe deserved his Oscar, too, but Joaquin Phoenix and Connie Nielsen were just as solid. The final performance from Oliver Reed (died during filming). FIVE STARS.

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Sep 20, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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!"

"Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?" (Spits)

Nov 08, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Commodus: "Rise. Rise." (Maximus stands up, clenching an arrow head in his right hand) "Your fame is well deserved, Spaniard. I don't think there's ever been a gladiator to match you. As for this young man, he insists you are Hector reborn. Or was it Hercules? Why doesn't the hero reveal himself and tell us all your real name? You do have a name..." Maximus: "My name is Gladiator." (turns away from Commodus) Commodus: "How dare you show your back to me! Slave, you will remove your helmet and tell me your name." Maximus (removes helmet and turns around to face Commodus): "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."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Maximus: "At my signal, unleash hell."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Maximus: "What we do in life... echoes in eternity."

Jan 28, 2009
  • Cheryl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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Sep 20, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Frightening or Intense Scenes: It is about war and gladiators in the ring. You may decide it is for your children and if so good luck getting any sleep after.

Mar 24, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Many graphic fight scenes

Mar 24, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Sexual language

Oct 22, 2008
  • Bruinfan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Many fight scenes

Nov 06, 2007
  • MariePat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Sep 20, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Mike117 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

Dec 05, 2012
  • COLEROXX rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

COLEROXX thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 54

Mar 24, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Sep 20, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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