I think this is the best all-round movie ever it is such a powerful film with a lot of emotion the storyline is exeptional and you really feel for the characters and it makes you love maximus and hate the emporer. It has great action scenes and it's really easy to follow I can't think of anything wrong with this film even the reconstruction of Rome is magnificent there is nothing cheesy or wrong with this film which is why this is my favourite film of all time.
I'm concerned about every character, but mostly Maximus; surely, just as the writers intended. Gladiator is my favorite soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. He has done so many since 2000, people hardly remember this one! Deserved every bit of its Best Picture/Best Actor victories, and its shear brilliance was also the reason Crowe got snubbed the next year for Best Actor for his role in A Beautiful Mind.
Maximus to Commodus: "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."
Most bad ass quote of all time
Russel Crowe and Ridley Scott are the best combination a movie can have (with the exception of Robin Hood). Has a combination of extremely moving scenes as well as some of the best action and fight scenes in any movie ever. All round good movie and although some disregard it for some of the more memorable films, Maximus Decimus Meridius will always be the one for me.
The movie is absolutely beautifully made. I was on the edge of my seat for the entire 155 minutes of the film. Another film that swept me away for the entire duration was American Beauty, I think it should be up on the list. The movie combined humor with serious, dark situations and some how left me with a joy.
Why isn't this higher up on the list? This movie is just AMAZING. Russel Crowe is incredible in this movie, and the characters are all played out extremely well, the plot is riveting, the action is absolutely thrilling and the score is out of this world. Why isn't this in the top three, for crying out loud?
I could talk about this movie for about 4 and a half days straight... but i wont - i have things to do.
This epic movie is better than you, your family, your life, your house, and everything in it other than your dvd of gladiator.
Bye - Rich
Totally compelling movie with beautiful scenery, fight scenes and rich story. Russell Crowe creates a character we can feel, respect, love and ultimately wish we were. A masterpiece with no equal
Maximus is one of the bravest characters in any movie. This film is sad and bloody disgusting. Make a female watch it with you and I promise she'll be sobbing her eyes out at the end. FEEL THE AWESOMENESS OF WINNING OVER THE ARENA!
Great movie everything was perfect in this movie -the music, acting, sentiment, especially the fight sequence inside the arena, and the climax just moved me I had tears when they carried his body. This movie is an all time favourite.
Despite all the action and fighting, the story just drags you along. There is little you can have against this movie, it simply has it all! If you haven't seen it... SHAME ON YOU! (and go see it NOW! Promise you won't regret it! )
The film's story is original and Russel Crow is very convincing and most of all, this is a very good film.
It's nice to see someone so attached to his family and see them off like that, it's sad.
Although I understand Godfather being the first one, this is still my favourite movie of all times. I enjoy it every time, and I also cry my ass off at the end whenever I watch it. Should be higher up in my opinion.
Really an emotion touching film... Even revenge makes a man to live... And the quote is excellent.. The GENERAL becomes a SLAVE.. The SLAVE becomes GLADIATOR.. The GLADIATOR denies an EMPEROR
a completely amazing movie. seen it like 20 times. why is the godfather so popular? I can't get more than 10 minutes into it without changing the channel. really boring :/ - deadgrass27
Easily ridley scoots best work... And russell crowe... Was just special... Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Amazing fight scenes, spotless acting performances, visuals ahead of its time, and one of the best soundtracks ever. This is the only movie that can truly make me cry.
I think this is the greatest. Movie. Ever. It has a great plot line and its just amazing to watch. I recommend this to people and for the number one spot on this list.
13? Really? This is probably the greatest movie ever. Top 10 for sure. The battle scenes, the acting, the subtle background score by Zimmer...ORGASMIC to say the least!
What an acting by Russel Crowe! He is the best in almost all the movies he acted and very well apt for this movie for its story! Hats off! Suppose to be at the top.
My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next. perfect scene
This movie evokes more emotion in me than pretty much any other. Gripping storyline, excellent ending, and entertaining through it's entirety.
Amazing movie. I love this movie. Maximus is a beast. Russell Crowe is a amazing actor. I really love this movie and I love old tales about Rome too.
It's dramatic and the line of you are already dead I loved it show your kids any day best movie
Greatest Movie ever watched in my life,
I really never feel that much satisfied in my life after watching this movie
It teaches you all