Gladiator (R)

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synopsis

In the final days of Marcus Aurelius' reign, the aging emperor arouses his son Commodus' anger when he makes known his wish that Maximus be his successor. Power-hungry Commodus kills his father and orders the death of Maximus. But the latter flees and hides his identity by becoming slave and a gladiator. Eventually, Maximus journeys back to Rome to confront his archrival.

MovieGoer Review

Star fighter . . . extraordinary battle scenes . . . beautiful emperor's daughter. No, it's not Star Wars.

Story

Russell Crowe stars as a victorious Roman general who wants nothing more than to go home to his family f... MORE

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synopsis

In the final days of Marcus Aurelius' reign, the aging emperor arouses his son Commodus' anger when he makes known his wish that Maximus be his successor. Power-hungry Commodus kills his father and orders the death of Maximus. But the latter flees and hides his identity by becoming slave and a gladiator. Eventually, Maximus journeys back to Rome to confront his archrival.

MovieGoer Review

Star fighter . . . extraordinary battle scenes . . . beautiful emperor's daughter. No, it's not Star Wars.

Story

Russell Crowe stars as a victorious Roman general who wants nothing more than to go home to his family f... MORE