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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Fall of the Roman Empire

    Si l'Empire romain s'est effectivement disloqué durant une longue période s'étalant sur près de trois siècles, il en est de même du lointain talent d'un réalisateur fatigué qui en trois films successifs s'est évaporé dans les funestes contrées de la médiocrité, se fourvoyant ici dans un lamentable spectacle laborieux où même la vérité historique est gaillardement bafouée. www.cinefiches.com

  2. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film The Fall of the Roman Empire

    I remember thinking that this film had heft. It had emotional force and the performances were wonderful. A reevaluation is in order, probably.

  3. Zach Closs's rating of the film The Fall of the Roman Empire

    Caught, at times quite awkwardly, between Anthony Mann's stern revisionism and Golden Age Hollywood sensationalism -- but is it ever wondrous to behold. Gorgeous sets and costumes, glorious scenery chewing from an unhinged Christopher Plummer, and a palpable passion for Roman History set it apart from other epics of this time and variety.

  4. Terry_Moby's rating of the film The Fall of the Roman Empire

    If you want to study "The Fall of classic Hollywood Cinema" this is a good starting point. Hollow and pompous. Watch Mann's classic Westerns or "The Great Flamarion" instead.

  5. Stu Witmer's rating of the film The Fall of the Roman Empire

    Great sets! Particularly "Fort Apache, the Rhine" in the first hour. But with Anthony Mann at the helm & Yakima Canute leading the second unit, it seems more like a western with chariots. The cinematography, casting, costumes, stunts, writing etc. are mundane to the point of tedium. About the only thing historically accurate here is that, like the fall of Rome, this movie goes on and on.

  6. Jaspar Lamar Crabb's rating of the film The Fall of the Roman Empire

    Epic insanity 1960s style with an astounding cast including James Mason, Alec Guinness, Sophia Loren...all upstaged up by Christopher Plummer...playing a demented lunatic as Hitler in a toga

  7. Arctvrvs's rating of the film The Fall of the Roman Empire

    the detailed sets, Guiness and his 'Son' were great but everything else really was just booooooooooring. The bidding for the throne was maybe cool a little bit. I hate how Aeurulius and the Roman Empire were made out to be a benevolent kingdom of love and acceptance only to be ruined by a greedy effeminite. And what kind of damn uniforms were those legionaries wearing?

  8. Phil Worfel's rating of the film The Fall of the Roman Empire

    Great work by Alec Guinness and Christopher Plummer but the rest is an egregious bore.