Gladiator

Gladiator

DVD - 2000
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A Roman general is reduced to slavery as a gladiator when he suspects the new emperor of killing the beloved old emperor to gain power prematurely.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2000
ISBN: 9780783292557
0783292554
Branch Call Number: GLA
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (155 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4in

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books_104
May 12, 2017

best action movie

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patch666
Mar 15, 2017

Great film with one of the greatest single minded acting performances in cinema history by Russell Crowe. Stunning and subtle he acts without acting. Just a look in his eye or a slight gesture conveys heavy weight and gravity. 420~ One of the great movies in the last 25 years !!!!

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gingin1972
Dec 13, 2016

Very good and entertaining movie!

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pemberely
Sep 02, 2016

Simply phenomenal.

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1aa
Jul 02, 2016

A visually stunning and action packed film, with a rickety plot, based in historical times, but rather misrepresentative: Commodus was not 'maybe' incestuous, its quite likely, as well as cross-dressing, bisexual, sexually exhibitionistic, and a coprophiliac (in the account in the _Augustan History_, a better source for this emperor). He would fit right in to the gay pride parades of the early 21st century.

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akirakato
Jun 11, 2016

This is a 2000 British-American period drama directed by Ridley Scott.
Crowe portrays the fictional character, loyal Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius.
Commodus, the ambitious son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, murders his father and seizes the throne.
Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murders of his family and his emperor.
Although the film is NOT based on the historical events, it is such a well-crafted story that you will NOT regret to see this movie.
The story somewhat reminds me of "Ben-Hur."

d2013 Dec 15, 2015

Great performance by Russel Crowe. Good movie!

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hammer59
Jul 03, 2015

Epic! Classic.

7Liberty7 Sep 20, 2014

Compelling and powerful! After the LOTR, this movie comes in next as my favourite of all time! If you look in history books, you'll find that lots of the events in the movie actually did happen. Some things are just dramatized and put out of order to give us an outstanding story. I'll always remember Russell Crowe as Gladiator. He really earned that Oscar.

7Liberty7 Sep 20, 2014

Compelling and powerful! After the LOTR, this movie comes in next as my favourite of all time! If you look in history books, you'll find that lots of the events in the movie actually did happen. Some things are just dramatized and put out of order to give us an outstanding story.

I'll always remember Russell Crowe as Gladiator. He really earned that Oscar.

This is what the Hunger Games is based off - gladiators, Rome, and crazy, sadistic people.

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7Liberty7 Sep 20, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Rated R in 2000; it's got gladiators so you can kind of figure how bad it's gonna be

7Liberty7 Sep 20, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Rated R in 2000; graphic scenes of combat to the death

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Mike117
Dec 11, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: It is about war and gladiators in the ring. You may decide it is for your children and if so good luck getting any sleep after.

nadian Mar 24, 2009

Sexual Content: Sexual language

nadian Mar 24, 2009

Violence: Many graphic fight scenes

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Bruinfan
Oct 22, 2008

Violence: Many fight scenes

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Ringwood
Jun 13, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

MariePat Nov 06, 2007

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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maroon_eagle_45
Jul 24, 2015

maroon_eagle_45 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

darkknight30 Jan 28, 2015

darkknight30 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

7Liberty7 Sep 20, 2014

7Liberty7 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

7Liberty7 Sep 20, 2014

7Liberty7 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Mike117
Dec 11, 2012

Mike117 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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cvanoene
Dec 05, 2012

cvanoene thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 54

nadian Mar 24, 2009

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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7Liberty7 Sep 20, 2014

Maximus: "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next!"

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soccerguy
Jun 18, 2014

"Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?" (Spits)

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Monolith
Dec 02, 2012

Maximus: "At my signal, unleash hell."

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Monolith
Dec 02, 2012

Maximus: "What we do in life... echoes in eternity."

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Monolith
Dec 02, 2012

Commodus: "Rise. Rise." (Maximus stands up, clenching an arrow head in his right hand) "Your fame is well deserved, Spaniard. I don't think there's ever been a gladiator to match you. As for this young man, he insists you are Hector reborn. Or was it Hercules? Why doesn't the hero reveal himself and tell us all your real name? You do have a name..." Maximus: "My name is Gladiator." (turns away from Commodus) Commodus: "How dare you show your back to me! Slave, you will remove your helmet and tell me your name." Maximus (removes helmet and turns around to face Commodus): "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."

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Cheryl
Jan 28, 2009

"The general that became a slave.
The slave that became a gladiator.
The gladiator that defied an emperor."

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7Liberty7 Sep 20, 2014

The story of a noble general who loses his dear wife and son, home, belongings, status, and dignity and ends up as a gladiator -- a slave of Rome -- after refusing to acknowledge an evil man as emperor.

7Liberty7 Sep 20, 2014

The story of a noble general who loses his dear wife and son, home, belongings, status, and dignity and ends up as a gladiator -- a slave of Rome -- after refusing to acknowledge an evil man as emperor.

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