Maximus is a brave general serving under Roman emperor Marcus Aurellius. When Aurellius tells his evil son Commodus that he has chosen Maximus as his successor, Commodus has Aurellius ... See full summary »
This fine Italian remake of Ridley Scott's Gladiator lacks only ambition.
Antonio Adamo's remake of the oscar-winning film Gladiator has a lot
for it. This may be the highest budget he has ever worked with, and much
it has gone to the costumes and sets.
Unfortunately, while the script is competent, it lacks any real ambition.
This is particularly evident in the interaction of the characters. The
scope of this feature (produced at great cost and released in three
Private Gladiator, In the City of Lust, and Sexual Conquest) demands
largesse of artistic ambition. Boundaries must be pushed; rules must be
broken. Adamo's reluctance to stretch his boundaries along with his
has prevented this project from rising above his earlier
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