In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences. His battle skills serve him well, and he becomes one of the most famous and admired men to fight in the Colosseum. Determined to avenge himself against the man who took away his freedom and laid waste to his family, Maximus believes that he can use his fame and skill in the ring to avenge the loss of his family and former glory. As the gladiator begins to challenge his rule, Commodus decides to put his own fighting mettle to the test by squaring off with Maximus in a battle to the death.
Lenny R (ru) wrote: Even more epically unhinged than the first one, and just as ridiculously fun. Mel Gibson may still be a pariah, but whether he deserves that or not, he's still got the goods that made him a megastar in the first place. Trejo is great as ever. Michelle Rodriguez cements her status as big boss queen of all the things. Bring on part 3.
Robbie V (au) wrote: Insulting negative stereotyping of many races/ethnicities, especially of the Greeks. Entirely predictable romcom. Should be in the utter garbage category but saved by the beautiful views of Greece, Nia Vardolos and an occasionally very funny script.
Oliver O (mx) wrote: guilty pleasure for me
Luke M (ca) wrote: Billy Bob Thornton's masterfully acted, written and directed Sling Blade will simultaneously break your heart and reaffirm your faith in Hollywood passion projects.
Taargus T (de) wrote: It's really scary at the end.
Miguel R (es) wrote: Big is a fun and memorable comedy film with a clever Tom Hanks in the leading role
Michael W (de) wrote: Young basketball star is gunned down by police in a case of mistaken identity and a coverup by way of intimidation ensues to protect the image of the police dept. Held back a little by being predictable and maybe too well-intentioned for its own good but still maintains a powerful message.
J D (us) wrote: Fun, light musical comedy with some great musical numbers by the Glenn Miller orchestra like "In the Mood" and "Chattanooga Choo-Choo", an awesome dance routine by the Nicholas Brothers, and a beautiful final number with Sonja Henie skating on a mirrored lake. Plus Uncle Milty gets in some good quips as well. A nice movie to unwind with after a hard day.
Anthony I (it) wrote: A little slow, but very intriguing. A classic German silent picture
Brandon W (it) wrote: Whenever someone asks the question, "What movie do you watch and cry every time?" Normally I would say 13 Going On 30 (I'm kidding) but sometimes I would say Black Hawk Down. This is the closest thing to a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare movie. Ridley Scott does an amazing job with the set-pieces and the intensity. You really feel the thrill when the Hummers drive through the streets while Militia fire at them from every angle. Watching this film now, you recognize so many people. Sure I always noticed William Fichtner, Ewan McGregor, Eric Bana and Orlando Bloom, but now I recognize Jeremy Piven, Tom Hardy and Ty Burrell (The father from Modern Family). One hell of a cast in one hell of an intense war film. One of my all-time favourites!
Ashley H (nl) wrote: I heard this movie was violent, awful, vulgar, and...funny?
Lucas M (us) wrote: A shocking, brutal and jaw dropping portrait of Australia, insanity, social horror and the battles of human soul. Fresh.