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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.
its a good movie, but dont watch it if you dont want to devote a afternoon to it because it is long.
Good Classic Movie
I remember seeing this movie in middle school. The acting and the costumes are good. The action makes up for the bad makeup and ketchup blood. It's longer than your average film. The only real slow parts are the luvy-duby scenes and political chats in Rome. I personally enjoy the first half of the show over the second but overall it's a good movie to watch on a date night.
Epic movie with an epic run time
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- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 1960
- © 1960 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.