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Synopsis

In the final days of Marcus Aurelius' reign, the aging emperor arouses his son Commodus' anger when he makes known his wish that Maximus be his successor. Power-hungry Commodus kills his father and orders the death of Maximus. But the latter flees and hides his identity by becoming slave and a gladiator. Eventually, Maximus journeys back to Rome to confront his archrival.

Cast

  • Russell Crowe
  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Connie Nielsen
  • Oliver Reed
  • Richard Harris
  • Derek Jacobi
  • Djimon Hounsou
  • David Schofield
  • John Shrapnel
  • Tomas Arana

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Jennifer Lopez auditioned for the role of Lucilla.
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Goofs

  • After the fight against Commodus, a piece of sky appears where the Colosseum's upper tiers should be.
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Quotes

    • [Maximus looks at images of his wife and son]
    • Juba: Can they hear you?
    • Maximus: Who?
    • Juba: Your family. In the afterlife.
    • Maximus: Oh yes.
    • Juba: What do you say to them?
    • Maximus: To my son - I tell him I will see him again soon. To keep his heels down while riding his horse. To my wife... that is not your business.
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Metacritic

84

Combining a seething physicality with enough weary nobility and tightly checked rage for a dozen wronged heroes, (Crowe) provides the movie's vital center of gravity without looming over his co-stars.

Metacritic review by Cody Clark
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Mr. Showbiz
100

It's a stunning Roman triumph.

Metacritic review by Desmond Ryan
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer