Gladiator (2000)

Rated R for some bloody bad wordage.

At my signal, unleash Braveheartacus! The Next 184 Project gets into the issues of how Commodus (toilet!) is a “failson” and how the whole derivative story is a WWF-esque popularity contest. This Ridley Scott / Russell Crowe action flick that won big at the Oscars 20 years ago works even as well as it does because of Crowe’s humanity and even, believe it or not, humour. But, of course, there are a lot of bloody effective battle scenes too…and that’s the hallmark of this still-beloved picture. So plot your revenge as you long for your beautiful family and also your beautiful wheat, then make us all root for an empire to keep empiring as we hit you with some Gladiator.

Well, Actually: Crowe has died in at least 1 other movie (Les Insufferables). Also, Djimon Hounsou has indeed been nominated for 2 Oscars, not 3.

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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

2000 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

IMDb’s Top 250

2000 in film

2000 Academy Award winners and nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches: Picture, Crowe, Sound, Costumes and Visual F/X

Links to: Ben-Hur and Spartacus and Braveheart and L.A. Confidential and The Insider and Traffic and LOTR and A Beautiful Mind and Game Of Thrones

Previously on the Next 183 Project: Spotlight

March 2nd on the Next 185 Project: Pinocchio