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Summary Before Maximus (Crowe), the heroic Roman General, can honor the wishes of his dying emperor Marcus Aurelius (Harris) by assuming the emperor's role, the emperor's cruel and corrupt son Commodus (Phoenix) orders the execution of Maximus and his family. Escaping death, Maximus assumes the life of an anonymous gladiator, fighting his way b...

Gladiator

Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 46 Critic Reviews
67
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 1,085 User Ratings
8.8
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Summary Before Maximus (Crowe), the heroic Roman General, can honor the wishes of his dying emperor Marcus Aurelius (Harris) by assuming the emperor's role, the emperor's cruel and corrupt son Commodus (Phoenix) orders the execution of Maximus and his family. Escaping death, Maximus assumes the life of an anonymous gladiator, fighting his way b...

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 46 Critic Reviews
67
72% Positive
33 Reviews
26% Mixed
12 Reviews
2% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 46 Critic Reviews
67
72% Positive
33 Reviews
26% Mixed
12 Reviews
2% Negative
1 Review

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Universal Acclaim Based on 1,085 User Ratings
8.8
93% Positive
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5% Mixed
58 Ratings
2% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 1,085 User Ratings
8.8
93% Positive
1004 Ratings
5% Mixed
58 Ratings
2% Negative
23 Ratings

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Production Company Dreamworks Pictures, Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Mill Film, C & L, Dawliz
Release Date May 5, 2000
Duration 2 h 35 m
Rating R
Tagline Father of a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife and I shall have my vengeance in this life or the next
Academy Awards, USA
• 5 Wins & 12 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
• 2 Wins & 5 Nominations
BAFTA Awards
• 5 Wins & 15 Nominations