R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
6 March 2002 | moondoggy88 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Special effects and powerful acting make Gladiator an epic.
I borrowed this movie on DVD, but I wish I had seen it in the theater for it would have been a lot more fun and ...
Ridley Scott resisted any suggestion that Maximus and Lucilla (Connie Nielsen) should have a sexual relationship, because it would decrease his need to be with his murdered wife and son. Russell Crowe was also against it, feeling that it wasn't in character.
Today I saw a slave become more powerful than the Emperor of Rome.
A lunge whip is visible when Maximus' horse falls on the ride home.
Both the Dreamworks & Universal logos are altered to appear gold in color so they match the opening theme of Maximus walking through a wheatfield.
$34,819,017 (USA) (7 May 2000)
$187,705,427 (USA) (27 April 2013)
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