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About the Movie
Director Stanley Kubrick tells the tale of Spartacus (Kirk Douglas), the bold gladiator slave and Varinia (Jean Simmons), the woman who believed in his cause. Challenged by the power-hungry General Crassus (Laurence Olivier), Spartacus is forced to face his convictions and the power of Imperial Rome at its glorious height. The inspirational true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom, Spartacus combines history with spectacle to create a moving drama of love and commitment.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 53
- Fresh: 51
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 8.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The most courageous thing about it, from today's standards, is that it closes without an obligatory happy ending, and an audience that has watched for 187 minutes doesn't get a tidy, mindless conclusion.
Fresh: This may be the most literate of all the spectacles set in antiquity.
Fresh: There have been other versions of the Spartacus story, including a silent epic and a more recent TV series, but Kubrick's film can't be beaten.
Fresh: Douglas is terrific as the iron-jawed slave fuelled by righteous fury.
The best movie
This movie is timeless. Kirk Douglass is sublime in the role of Spartacus, a truly epic movie. He's in his mid 90's now after surviving a stroke he's still full of spitfire. It's hard to believe this was made 53 years ago, which would have made him just over 40, 42? He was in phenomenal shape and did a superb job on the film along with a fine lot of actors and crew. I never get tired of watching this movie.
Great movie! I can't wait to replace it with the HD Version for my Apple TV. As soon as it's for sale in HD, I'm getting all the Kubrick films again!
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Epic movie with an epic run time
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 1960
- © 1960 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.