Gladiator

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Overview

Gladiator is an epic film of love, death and betrayal set in the Roman Empire. General Maximus' success in battle earns the favour of an elderly Emperor at the expense of the Emperor's son. In a fit of jealous rage the son slays his father before turning his anger towards Maximus. Now reduced to a slave, his family dead, Maximus must fight as a gladiator to gain his freedom, and his revenge.

  1. William Nicholson

    Screenplay

  2. John Logan

    Screenplay

  3. David Franzoni

    Screenplay

  4. Ridley Scott

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Russell Crowe

    Russell Crowe

    Maximus

  2. Joaquin Phoenix

    Joaquin Phoenix

    Commodus

  3. Connie Nielsen

    Connie Nielsen

    Lucilla

  4. Oliver Reed

    Oliver Reed

    Proximo

  5. Richard Harris

    Richard Harris

    Marcus Aurelius

  6. Derek Jacobi

    Derek Jacobi

    Gracchus

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Movie Data

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 35m

Budget $103,000,000.00

Revenue $457,640,427.00

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Release Information

  • May 1, 2000
    R, Theatrical

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Featured Review

A review by John Chard

10.0
By John Chard

They said you were a giant. They said you can crush a man's skull with one hand.

Ridley Scott's Gladiator is not a perfect film, I would think that the hardiest of fans, of which I'm firmly one, know this deep down. Yet just like Commodus in the film is keen to point out that he himself has other virtues that are worthy, so does Gladiator the film. Enough in fact to make it an everlasting favourite of genre fans and worthy of the Academy Award acknowledgements it received.

In narrative terms the plot and story arc is simplicity supreme, something Scott and Russell Crowe have never shied a... read the rest.

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