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.|