This movie is rewatchable anytime. It always keeps is momentum. The starting battle scene in the woods & the 'live or die' fights in the arena are benchmarks for action. Excellently made. Top cast & director at work. Very much entertaining. What disturbes me a bit are the dream-illusion sequences.
Out of sheer spectacle it deserves to be rated as an above average movie even though alot of the elements of this movie are just that, average. Phoenix is as amazing as ever and Richard Harris starts the movie out very well before kicking it. Gory as hell which is always fun. Doesn't apologize for being over the top.