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As good as cinematic entertainment gets!,
This review is from: Gladiator (2000) - Two Disc Set [DVD] (DVD)
This film is magnificent. It's involving. It's well acted and directed, and the score is incredible. Yes, it gets you emotionally involved with the characters, but I'd much rather have that than a bland film that doesn't make you care about what's going on. I'm speaking to all you people who complain that this film plays on your emotions. It doesn't. It is emotive in that you can't help but want Maximus to win; for Commodus to die; for Maximus to kick some historical Roman butt!
The bottom line is that this film is quality entertainment for all (except for the slightly squeamish among you). It comes highly recommended, and the only thing wrong with it is that it was robbed of a best director oscar for Ridley Scott. It's the best thing he's ever done.