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Brief Synopsis: "Gladiator is an epic film of love, death and betrayal set in the Roman Empire. General Maximus' success in battle earns the favour of an elderly Emperor at the expense of the Emperor's son. In a fit of jealous rage the son slays his father before turning his anger towards Maximus. Now reduced to a slave, his family dead, Maximus must fight as a Gladiator to gain his freedom, and his revenge."

Overall Ranking: 483 (Rank from 2000: # 9)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 65.22%
Regular 21.74%
Half-Popped 13.04%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Brandon H100
Ray Willmott100
Alex Robinson97
Gorgon Reviews97
Jim Carrier96Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 8
Tim The Film Guy95(full review)
Annwyn S95
Rob from GuysFilmQuest93Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 7
Dan O'Neill90 - Gladiator may not be as perfect as some may claim, but Ridley Scott’s inspired direction keeps this well-acted, beautifully shot, and tremendously entertaining epic, on its toes by never once diving into cheesy or lame territory.
(full review)
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 6
Mark Chapman90
Jeremy M90
Bryan Lienesch90 - It's an action flick, it's an epic. It's one very awesome movie.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 8
Dave Examines Movies90(full review)Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 0
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes89(full review)
Nick Ledgerwood85
Thomas Pollock80
Often Off Topic Allie Adkins80(full review)
V Lionheart70
CinemaVisitor Erik70
J Collins60
J Patterson55
David Baruffi43

People Involved

  • Russell Crowe (Maximus)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (Commodus)
  • Connie Nielsen (Lucilla)
  • Oliver Reed (Proximo)
  • Richard Harris (Marcus Aurelius)
  • Derek Jacobi (Gracchus)
  • Djimon Hounsou (Juba)
  • David Schofield (Falco)
  • John Shrapnel (Gaius)
  • Tomas Arana (Quintus)
  • Ralf Moeller (Hagen)
  • Tommy Flanagan (Cicero)
  • Spencer Treat Clark (Lucius)
  • David Hemmings (Cassius)
  • Sven-Ole Thorsen (Tigris)
  • Alun Raglan (Praetorian Guard #1)
  • (Director)
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  • Ridley Scott (Director)