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Alexander (2004)
IMDb Rating 5.4
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Anthony Hopkins Old Ptolemy
Angelina Jolie Olympias
Rosario Dawson
Colin Farrell
Val Kilmer Philip
Jared Leto
David Bedella Scribe
Jessie Kamm Child Alexander
Fiona O'Shaughnessy Nurse
Connor Paolo Young Alexander
Patrick Carroll Young Hephaistion
Brian Blessed Wrestling Trainer
Peter Williamson Young Nearchus
Plot
If you're determined to spend three hours with Oliver Stone's take on the personal and military struggles of ancient Macedonian conqueror Alexander the Great, you should know that Alexander (Colin Farrell, in blonde disarray) is not half so much fun as mom Olympias (Angelina Jolie) or his future wild bride Roxane (Rosario Dawson). Indeed, it's the women in Alex's life who provide the movie's most satisfying action: Jolie, sporting some kind of Russian accent, wraps herself in snakes while hissing promises of Farrell's destiny; Dawson disrobes and threatens to cut Farrell's throat before shtupping his brains out. The rest is leaden history, supposedly novel because it showcases epic battle sequences and addresses Alexander's great love for his buddy Hephaistion (Jared Leto). But the man-on-man romance is limited to teary hugs, and the battles are indecipherable messes-you have to wait for Anthony Hopkins' narration to tell you what happened (in fact, you have to wait for Hopkins' narration to tell you everything that happens). There's some spectacle on display but, alas, not much that is truly spectacular. --Steve Wiecking
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Drama; War
Director Oliver Stone
Producer Moritz Borman; Jon Kilik; Thomas Schuhly
Writer Laeta Kalogridis; Christopher Kyle; Oliver Stone
Studio Warner Bros.
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 167 mins
Movie Release Date 11/24/2004
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 509
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/11/2005
Product Details
Edition Director's Cut
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 012569704565
Release Date 8/2/2005
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Color Director's Cut Widescreen
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