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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional
Oliver Stone hints at studio problems in the newly recorded introduction, citing that this version is the film he was able to finally put together with 'total creative freedom'. And it's magnificent. The first 45 minutes are breathtaking and almost an epic in themselves as we plunge headfirst into the (extended) battle of Gaugamela before slipping back into Alexander's...
Published on 10 Aug 2007 by Ian Armer

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2.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Story Never Told
The life story of Alexander of Macedonia, later Alexander the Great is one of epic proportions. If it had been invented for the sole purpose of story telling or to make a film, no one would have believed it. One man risen from the backwaters of ancient Greek society conquers not only his near neighbours, but the might and majesty of the Persian Empire and not satisfied...
Published on 21 Aug 2005 by D. J. Franklin


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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Solid but uninspiring, 8 Sep 2008
This version has a more epic scope to the story and does feel less rushed - the intermission is useful in allowing an opportunity for reflection. Don't be fooled by the "2-disc" tag - it is amongst the worst DVD packages of recent films I can remember for a big-budget production as it is strictly limited to a new introduction from oliver Stone (no commentaries, makings-of documentaries etc). Worth a watch but purchase only if you're a fan of the subject or director as it doesn't provide much value beyond watching the film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 July 2014
good service, no problems
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 24 July 2014
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 4 July 2014
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4 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a load of Cr*p!, 2 Sep 2005
I couldn't get over how bad this film was! The worst film i've seen in years. I don't know where to begin, so i'm not not going to waste my time listing everything that was bad about this film. Just be warned it's beyond bad!
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Stone on the planet..., 27 Aug 2006
First of all, and even though I am a huge fan of Oliver Stone, I really think that this film doesn't worth the massive advertissement... Anyhow, the battles and the photography are perfectly awesome and Oliver Stone always is original in his film making...

But please, do buy the double DVD with the making of by his son... THIS WORTHS the price...

Sean Stone is a f... brilliant and gifted young man... he filmed his father and the backstage of Alexander with humanity and a real "eye"... I think that he is going to do great films if noone compares him to his father...

Another Stone is still a good news... so Thank you Sean for your vision of the Oliver the Great...
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Alexander, 5 Oct 2005
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Mrs. E. R. Mallett (Bury St Edmunds Suffolk) - See all my reviews
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I felt the film was too long. It also felt strange to hear the Irish brogue spoken by quite a few of the stars. The fight scenes were good. I was disappointed with this film.
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3 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Accents ruin the film, 14 Nov 2006
I enjoy any films about ancient history. I found it hard to take serious half the time when most of the greeks had Persian Accents. I really enjoyed the battles. Anyone who likes seeing a gory battle would love this film. I don't think it should've gone into his gay life because it spoils the film. Overall I enjoyed the film untill they reached India, the only decent bit after that was the battle.
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Father Ted goes to Bactria, 12 Aug 2005
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I have no objection to Alexander being portrayed as gay. I have no problem with him being portrayed as flawed, and at times, desperate.
But I do expect Alexander to be portrayed as noble. And nobility is the key quality that Colin Farrell fails to bring to this role. Towards the end of the story, he seems so overwhelmed by suspicions and insecurities, that he behaves like an alcoholic, desperate for his next drink. Unusually, there are a number of Irish accents in this movie. The idea of this male coterie trying to get through life reminded me at times of 'Father Ted'.
The film has some good points: the two major battles are done well. The first is particularly educational for those interested in battlefield tactics, with the occasional appearance of on-screen captions such as 'Macedonian Left'. The second is hard for animal lovers to watch, but of course horses did get speared and battle-elephants did get their trunks sliced off. (This sets a high standard for Vinn Diesel's future production of Ross Leckie's 'Hannibal'.)
Only two other comments: firstly, I found the going-back and coming-forward in time irritating. And secondly, I worry about a movie in which, according to the credits, Alexander's mum is the second-most important character in the story.
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2 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dire, 11 April 2006
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Nicholas (London, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
I had high hopes for this film, but sadly this time it was not to be. All in all, it seemed to take too many ideas from Braveheart and other similar "historical epics" and sadly does not do justice to the legend that is Alexander.

Battle scenes were bloody, but you don't seem to be able to empathise with the combatants and the rousing speech before hand was frankly a waste of time.

Now I admit, I don't know much about Alexander, but I do vaguely recollect that one of his pinacles of acheivement was on a mountain pass (can't remember where/when though), and this was not mentioned at all.

I want to say more about the "supposed" relationship between Alexander and his mother and father, but I won't.
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