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  1. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Spartacus

    8.2/10 "SPARTACUS is a weighty fruit borne out of the sui genesis occurrence when Kubrick’s acute artistic might collaborates with an elephantine, time-honored, minted moviemaking system that breathes its last hurrah." my full review -

  2. Lana's rating of the film Spartacus

  3. dionysus67's rating of the film Spartacus

    Having seen this in a 70mm print at NFT I can still recall the visual splendor and the great scope. This matches perfectly the radical ideas (understandably, given Dalton Trumbo's screenplay talents) with the moral darkness of that era, creating really a moderrn manifesto for emancipation. The stellar cast is perfectly tuned, making this an exceptional, for Hollywood standards, epic tour-de-force.

  4. Shantal Abrego's rating of the film Spartacus

    Desearía haber visto esta película en el cine. Es interesante la producción, el verle las costuras a la película.

  5. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Spartacus

    The best of the best of British actors are gathered together to play the Roman elite who keep slaves for pleasure and for entertainment, but American Kirk Douglas rebel and get all his followers to scream out "I am Spartacus" - one of the memorable movie quotes and scenes of all time. A epic film that deliver moments after moments of great scenes even if this is Kubrick on Hollywood's pay roll.

  6. Addy K.'s rating of the film Spartacus

    Actor-producer Kirk Douglas fired director Anthony Mann and replaced him with a young chap named Stanley Kubrick, who fought legendary d.p. Russell Metty and infamously told him to sit down and watch him work instead (Metty got the last laugh: he won an Oscar!). Kirk Douglas was deeply impressed: "Kubrick will be a fine director some day. If he falls flat on his face just once. It might teach him how to compromise."

  7. gld48's rating of the film Spartacus

    Not great but still the best sword and sandals film ever made. Kubrick arguably made the best film in every genre I think.

  8. Loud Rocks's rating of the film Spartacus

  9. LibertyCapz's rating of the film Spartacus

    There is a scene in this film where the character Crassus (Olivier) attempts to seduce his slave, Antoninus (Curtis). It was originally cut from the theatrical release, however in 1991 the film was restored and the scene was put back. Unfortunately the soundtrack for the scene had been lost, so it had to be re-dubbed. Olivier had been dead two years at this point so in the end the scene was dubbed by Anthony Hopkins

  10. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Spartacus

  11. Mazintas's rating of the film Spartacus

    'Spartacus' is a limp, saccharine sword-and-sandals epic that, save for a few impressive battle sequences, barely sustains viewer interest. I hardly blame Kubrick for this failure (his clashes with Douglas are well-publicized), and I’m sure he tried to make the best out of a bad situation, but this is not—in any way, shape or form—a good film.

  12. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film Spartacus

    Perhaps i've been spoiled on what spartans should look like but Kirk Douglas is not what I see when I think of Spartacus. This whole film looks dated but might need a rewatch to see how I feel about it now.

  13. THE APOLL0's rating of the film Spartacus

  14. Myles's rating of the film Spartacus

    Ustinov and Laughton are a delight as sneaky and effete Romans. Kirk is the angry, pro-He-Man we expect from a vessel for post-war values. It's way too long, but it's a wonderful way to waste a Sunday afternoon. The cinematography and art direction and Kubrick's eye make it all special. I think of Douglas and his opponent waiting to spar. Kubrick knows the action is on their faces, not in the ring.

  15. FISCHER's rating of the film Spartacus

    Chef-d'oeuvre du péplum, magnifié par une superbe interprétation de Kirk Douglas.

  16. Terry_Moby's rating of the film Spartacus

    The best of its genre (together with the silent Ben Hur).

  17. vizija's rating of the film Spartacus

    I'm Spartacus, heartbreaking moment... 3+

  18. Louis Léonard's rating of the film Spartacus

  19. Log Lady's rating of the film Spartacus

    I'm sorry, but not even Kubrick and a cast of giants were able to make me like a historical studio epic. Mind numbingly boring, with only a few glimpses of interesting tidbits (and great performances, obviously). And let's face it: we don't really know for sure how much Kubrick contributed in this.

  20. Huey McEvoy's rating of the film Spartacus

    Kubrick may have disowned it, but this is Saturday matinee entertainment at its finest. The British thespians emerge triumphant - I could watch Ustinov, Olivier and Laughton play their game of thrones for ever - and it's fascinating to watch Kubrick wrestle with subsequently abandoned demons like plot, character and emotion. The restored scene between Olivier and Curtis is as Kubrickian as any that came after.

  21. ammar's rating of the film Spartacus

  22. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film Spartacus

    It's probably sacrilege to say this is my favorite Kubrick film. I know he took over for Anthony Mann and Kirk Douglas had a large say as producer. It is the most immediate of his films. Real blood courses through the veins of these characters. There is little satire though Ustinov, Laughton and Olivier get a good one in now and then. Maybe the film is too simple and straightforward to be a true Kubrick movie.

  23. SoulBrotherNo1's rating of the film Spartacus

    7/10 - Its interesting how some of the auteur directors have that one movie that is the odd one out, the one movie that doesnt feel like they have made it, probably because their hands were tied. This is it for Kubrick. And for Kubricks standards, its not a great movie, but for those odd one out movies, its spectacular.

  24. the prince's rating of the film Spartacus

    i'm thankful that Kubrick left Hollywood for more challenging film-making. . . . p.s. Kurt's brief's were sexless and remind me of Depends :-) . . .

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