Dark Movie about the late Roman Empire,
This review is from: Gladiator Signature Selection (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) (DVD)
My sons thought this a great movie...but I found it too dark for my tastes. I also wanted it set in an earlier Rome...but had to settle for the completely degenerate Rome near the end of the empire. Oh, well.
The acting was excellent; much of the photography was stunning. The coliseum was fantastic...though much of the fight scenes were too much in the style of an Oliver Stone movie...weird camera angles and abrupt cuts combined to make the viewer disoriented (and, I'm sure, that was the director's intent)...but I could have done with about half as much of it.
Well worth seeing...even twice...but I'm not sure its worth buying.