Why didn’t anyone see this? Bunch of yahoos. It was capital-G Good. And not at all a Gladiator remake. Yes, it’s a period piece and yes, it stars Russell Crowe but the similarities really end there.
Well done. Compelling. He and Blanchett have great chemistry. This is really the pre-story of the legend.
I think my parents are likely to both vote this one picture of the year. It was quite good.
Perhaps it’ll make back the kajillion it cost to film on the international circuit since it got panned so badly by obviously moronic US reviewers that no one went to it here.