Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
Watch On
  1. 60
    Solid middlebrow entertainment, a vast period epic with an almost DeMillean taste for excess.
  2. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    60
    It's sumptuous, archaic, and longer than a firehouse ladder.
  3. A historical drama as static as it is stately.
  4. 50
    A bit hard on the posterior, it is definitely easy on the eyes.
  5. 47
    Strains our patience with overacting and photography so sumptuous you can't help but ponder why so much bloodshed and mayhem is being so expertly prettified.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. PatC.
    Jan 29, 2007
    7
    Long & sometimes hard to follow, but worthwhile.