Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Russell Crowe, Richard Harris
Duration: 155 min

Ridley Scott’s Ben Hur-style epic, filled with digitally created effects and impressive backdrops, is a thrilling, visceral and sometimes brutal tale from the Roman Empire.

Russell Crowe stars as Maximus, the gallant, battle-weary general who’s greatly wronged by the new young Caesar. Sold into slavery, forced to serve as a common gladiator, and left with nothing to lose, Maximus must fight his way to freedom – and vengeance.

Scott doesn't skimp on the battle scenes, which are executed on a grand scale, and the bloody clashes in the arena are stomach-churningly effective. Gladiator is also notable for containing the last performance of the late Oliver Reed.

Club and Group screenings

Sun 18th Nov 16.00 35mm: Playing from a 35mm print The Celluloid Sorceress : Presented by The Celluloid Sorceress. One of the UK's leading independent film curators, Rebecca Nicole Williams introduces cult classics, fan favourites, lost gems and pop smashes with a special selection of 35mm trailers before the feature.

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