Monday, 8 July 2013

Gladiator Review (Updated)


Release Date: 4th May 2000 - Australia

Production Companies
Universal Pictures (presents)
DreamWorks SKG (presents)
Scott Free Productions (in association

Universal Studios Australia

Genre: Drama

Rating: M

Runtime: 155 minutes

Budget: $103,000,000

Box Office Gross: $457,640,427

Plot Summary
When Emperor Marcus
Aurelius chooses the Roman
general Maximus to be his
heir instead of his treacherous
son Commundus, the result is
murder. When his rival seizes
his power and massacres
his family, Maximus is
enslaved and thrown into
the gladiatorial ring to
fight his way to death or

Russell Crowe - Maximus
Decimus Meridius
Joaquin Phoenix - Commodus
Connie Nielsen - Lucilla
Oliver Reed - Antonius Proximo
Derek Jacobi - Senator Gracchus
Djimon Hounsou - Juba
David Schofield - Senator Falco
John Shrapnel - Senator Gaius
Ralf Moller - Hagen
Richard Harris - Marcus Aurelius
Tomas Arana - General Quintus
Spencer Treat Clark - Lucius
Tommy Flanagan - Cicero
David Hemmings - Cassius
Sven-Ole Thorsen - Tigris
Giannina Facio-Scott - Maximus' Wife
Giorgio Cantarini - Maximus' Son

Executive Producer
(Uncredited)/Director - Ridley Scott
Story/Screenplay/Producer -
David Franzoni
Screenplay - John Logan and
William Nicholson
Executive Producers - Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald
Producers - Branko Lustig
and Douglas Wick
Production Designer - Arthur
Costume Designer - Janty Yates
Director of Photography - John Mathieson
Stunt Coordinator - Phil Neilson
Special and Prosthetics Effects Supervisor - Neil Corbould
Visual Effects Supervisor - John Nelson
Visual Effects Supervisors: Mill Film Ltd. - Tim Burke
and Rob Harvey
Film Editor - Pietro Scalia
Music - Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard


2001 Academy Awards
Best Picture - Douglas Wick, David Franzoni
and Branko Lustig (Won)
Best Actor in a Leading Role - Russell Crowe (Won)
Best Costume Design - Janty Yates (Won)
Best Sound - Scott Millan, Bob Beemer and
Ken Weston (Won)
Best Visual Effects - John Nelson, Neil Corbould,
Tim Burke and Rob Harvey (Won)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Joaquin
Phoenix (Nominated)
Best Director - Ridley Scott (Nominated)
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly
for the Screen - David Franzoni, John Logan
and William Nicholson (Nominated)
Best Cinematography - John Mathieson
Best Film Editing - Pietro Scalia (Nominated)
Best Music, Original Score - Hans Zimmer
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration - Arthur
Max and Crispian Sallis (Nominated)

As I'm very slightly awkward and noted that there hasn't been a gladiator film since I don't know about in a century. Ridley Scott's masterpiece GLADIATOR has contemplated the new age of cinema into the millennium with a expertise of CGI visuals all over and has unique fight coordination sequences that it gets viciously excessive on its jabs. Humongous is the term for a big movie and with be-siding the computer effects and the action they put on an expensive amount, it stalls in with a huge of talented warriors of acting with abnormality unknown but the two main stars that are actually enjoying their time are Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. For example, Russell who puts pressure on his character and took the stages for a sweet plausible performance in worth's night memorable and how about the music by Hans Zimmer? It is a genius that he's doing the cues of an epic score and what a fella that has talent, real AMAZING!

Perhaps this isn't the movie I would expect in the first scene to be the best job of having me excited of giving round applause, GLADIATOR is somehow a bit overrated and that's how it's ending was tragic and sadder. Probably not give it as my favourite but still a watchable picture of a historical epic drama that might be entirely smooth to people who watch it better and to learn history about this old Roman tale.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorites actually, probably my favorite Ridley Scott, although long historical epics are some of my favorites..