This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Gladiator (3 Disc Extended Special Edition)…

Gladiator (3 Disc Extended Special Edition) [2000] (original 2000; edition 2000)

by Ridley Scott (Director)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
540627,941 (4.04)8
Title:Gladiator (3 Disc Extended Special Edition) [2000]
Authors:Ridley Scott
Info:Universal Pictures Video (date?), DVD
Collections:Your library
Tags:dvd, russell crowe, rome, drama, joaquin phoenix, r2

Work details

Gladiator [2000 film] by Ridley Scott (Director) (2000)



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 8 mentions

English (5)  Italian (1)  All languages (6)
Showing 5 of 5
When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
  DrLed | Nov 4, 2017 |
A Roman general becomes a slave gladiator.

Much of the movie is boring. The first hour or so is slow but promising, but then out of nowhere the main character is captured by a slave trader and it's like a completely different movie. The second movie would have made a great action movie - there's some very fun, badass fight choreography, and the story is too absurdly simple to justify anything else - but whenever it tries to be more (which is most of the time), it gets extremely hackneyed. The plot is obvious and recycled, the dialog is painfully corny, and the characters feel like they've been re-written by committee. ( )
  comfypants | Feb 17, 2016 |
I loved this film so much I saw it three times in theaters and then naturally bought the DVD. I don't know exactly why I loved this film so much. I won't make a claim it's one of the great films of all time. But I thought Joaquin Phoenix and Russell Crowe were great in their roles, and I loved the visuals. I loved to play that scene where we first see Rome from above again and again. And let's face it, even though it was horrible as history, I just loved reveling in an epic film with a larger than life hero fighting not just for his life but to restore the republic and liberty with it. ( )
1 vote LisaMaria_C | Sep 16, 2013 |
Amazon.com essential video
A big-budget summer epic with money to burn and a scale worthy of its golden Hollywood predecessors, Ridley Scott's Gladiator is a rousing, grisly, action-packed epic that takes moviemaking back to the Roman Empire via computer-generated visual effects. While not as fluid as the computer work done for, say, Titanic, it's an impressive achievement that will leave you marveling at the glory that was Rome, when you're not marveling at the glory that is Russell Crowe. Starring as the heroic general Maximus, Crowe firmly cements his star status both in terms of screen presence and acting chops, carrying the film on his decidedly non-computer-generated shoulders as he goes from brave general to wounded fugitive to stoic slave to gladiator hero. Gladiator's plot is a whirlwind of faux-Shakespearean machinations of death, betrayal, power plays, and secret identities (with lots of faux-Shakespearean dialogue ladled on to keep the proceedings appropriately "classical"), but it's all briskly shot, edited, and paced with a contemporary sensibility. Even the action scenes, somewhat muted but graphic in terms of implied violence and liberal bloodletting, are shot with a veracity that brings to mind--believe it or not--Saving Private Ryan, even if everyone is wearing a toga. As Crowe's nemesis, the evil emperor Commodus, Joaquin Phoenix chews scenery with authority, whether he's damning Maximus's popularity with the Roman mobs or lusting after his sister Lucilla (beautiful but distant Connie Nielsen); Oliver Reed, in his last role, hits the perfect notes of camp and gravitas as the slave owner who rescues Maximus from death and turns him into a coliseum star. Director Scott's visual flair is abundantly in evidence, with breathtaking shots and beautiful (albeit digital) landscapes, but it's Crowe's star power that will keep you in thrall--he's a true gladiator, worthy of his legendary status. Hail the conquering hero! --Mark Englehart
This review has been flagged by multiple users as abuse of the terms of service and is no longer displayed (show).
  schotpot | May 16, 2007 |
This review has been flagged by multiple users as abuse of the terms of service and is no longer displayed (show).
  shamela | Jul 28, 2006 |
Showing 5 of 5
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (49 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Scott, RidleyDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Franzoni, DavidScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Logan, JohnScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Nicholson, WilliamScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Crowe, RussellActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Flanagan, TommyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gerrard, LisaComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harris, RichardActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hemmings, DavidActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hounsou, DjimonActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jacobi, DerekActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lustig, BrankoProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mathieson, JohnDirector of photographysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moeller, RalfActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, ConnieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Phoenix, JoaquinActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reed, OliverActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scalia, PietroEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wick, DouglasProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zimmer, HansComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Als mir Walter Parkes und Doug Wick eine Reproduktion des Gemäldes Police Verso ("Daumen nach unten") von Jean-Léon Gérôme zeugten, empfand ich es als perfekte Wiedergabe einer Szene römischen Lebens.
Last words
Disambiguation notice
This is the 2000 film Gladiator. It should not be combined with any other film, or any book.
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Information from the Spanish Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Original language
Information from the Italian Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

A Roman general refuses to transfer his loyalty to the new Emperor, Commodus. He becomes a slave and then a gladiator, fighting in the Roman Colosseum in defiance of the Emperor.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 4 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (4.04)
1 1
1.5 1
2 3
3 5
3.5 2
4 23
4.5 6
5 17

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 134,917,285 books! | Top bar: Always visible