Archives for August 4, 2009

Gladiator (2000)

[Update January 2013: This review was originally published when the film opened in May 2000, at The Phantom Tollbooth. I remember watching in dismay as my prediction at the end of this review came true. I've seen the film a couple of times since then, and my opinion of it has not changed. I explored it further, with less snark, in Through a Screen Darkly.]-Gladiator, one of the summer's surefire blockbusters, has arrived. And people are going to love it. It's big, noisy, violent, and so s … [Read more...]