User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 478 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 478

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  1. Aug 21, 2010
    2
    This piece of rubbish narrowly edges out 'Hurt locker' as the worst movie ever to win an academy award. Cliche after gut-wrenching cliche...
    Joaquin Phoenix's villain is so comical that I was waiting for him to raise his pinky finger to the corner of his lip 'Dr Evil' style and say "one million dollars".
    Crap. Plain and simple.
  2. Jul 6, 2012
    4
    "Gladiator" brings me to understand why so many knowledgable people have been apprehensive to agree when I
  3. Jul 21, 2014
    1
    Change the title to GRUMPY MAN and it will pass for an average comedy.

    And Crowe got an oscar out of the deal. Great job academy!

    The soundtrack supplied the only clothes pins holding up this drippy crap stained sheet on the line.
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. The script by producer David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson is serviceable but not exactly inspired.
  2. 60
    Filled with brilliant filmmaking and features outstanding performances, but it's neither profound enough nor pop enough to be great -- it's mournful, serious, beautiful and, finally, pointless.
  3. 75
    Lacks emotional depth and sweep -- but the movie still delivers the type of rousing, large-scale adventure that marked the best films of its kind