Alexander (2004)
Front Cover Actor
Anthony Hopkins
Angelina Jolie
David Bedella
Jessie Kamm
Val Kilmer
Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama; Military Themes; War
Director Oliver Stone
Studio WARNER HOME VIDEO
Language English
Audience Rating Unrated
Running Time 2 hr 47 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
If you're determined to spend three hours with Oliver Stone's take on the personal and military struggles of ancient Macedonian conqueror Alexander the Great, you should know that Alexander (Colin Farrell, in blonde disarray) is not half so much fun as mom Olympias (Angelina Jolie) or his future wild bride Roxane (Rosario Dawson). Indeed, it's the women in Alex's life who provide the movie's most satisfying action: Jolie, sporting some kind of Russian accent, wraps herself in snakes while hissing promises of Farrell's destiny; Dawson disrobes and threatens to cut Farrell's throat before shtupping his brains out. The rest is leaden history, supposedly novel because it showcases epic battle sequences and addresses Alexander's great love for his buddy Hephaistion (Jared Leto). But the man-on-man romance is limited to teary hugs, and the battles are indecipherable messes-you have to wait for Anthony Hopkins' narration to tell you what happened (in fact, you have to wait for Hopkins' narration to tell you everything that happens). There's some spectacle on display but, alas, not much that is truly spectacular. --Steve Wiecking
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1565
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/4/05
Purchase Price $17.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
Folder 013
Product Details
Edition - Director's Cut (2-Disc Widescreen Special Edition)
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.40:1
UPC 012569704565
Chapters
Release Date 8/2/05
Subtitles French; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Color Director's Cut Widescreen