Gladiator war movie
Gladiator war movie

Gladiator (2000, United States)

Categories: infantry movies

Running time: 155 minutes

Language: English

General Maximus Decimus Meridius is leading the Roman legions that are fighting the German tribes at the borders of empire. He uses the advance of artillery to overpower the enemy and leads the attack of cavalry. The victory is his triupmh and Maximus hopes to retire and move back to his homeland, Spain, where he left the wife and kids. But old emperor Marcus Aurelius had different plans towards him - he wants Maximus to become regent in Rome, since the heir to the throne, Commodus, seems to be completely unfit to become wise ruler. On that news Commodus kills his father and plans to revenge on the Maximus - he sends his soldiers to kill Maximus’ family in Spain. Maximus himself is captured by the slave traders and sold to Proximo, who decides to turn him into gladiator. Step by step Maximus proves to be one of the best warriors in the whole empire and soon he is brought to Rome, where he will have to fight for his life, while Commodus is watching the games.

Historical drama set in ancient Rome that concetrates on the fate of Maximus and his career as gladiator. Film is full of spectacular scenes, political intrigues and thrilling moments. Only the first part of the movie is actually about war, but the fight scenes during the games ae equally interesting.

Our rating


Film value

9 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

4 / 5

Historical accuracy

2 / 5

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Creators of Gladiator

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Ridley Scott


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David Franzoni


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John Logan


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Cast of Gladiator

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Russell Crowe

as Maximus Decimus Meridius

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Joaquin Phoenix

as Commodus

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Connie Nielsen

as Lucilla

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Oliver Reed

as Proximo

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Richard Harris

as Marcus Aurelius

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Derek Jacobi

as Gracchus

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