Alexander

Alexander

DVD - 2005
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Oliver Stone recreates the towering true story of Alexander the Great, who in the 4th Century BC conquered Greece, Persia, Afghanistan, and India, which made up 90% of the known world.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2005
Edition: 2-disc widescreen special ed. Director's cut
ISBN: 9781419810893
1419810898
Branch Call Number: DVD ALE
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (167 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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a truly awful pic.

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paulewog3
Apr 13, 2016

Why did the library get another copy of this? this movie made the last three fantastic four movies, Ishtar and Gilli look good by comparison.

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waterbrother
Apr 13, 2016

THE WORSE MOVIE EVER MADE

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hammer59
Feb 23, 2016

With what they spent on this movie, it should have been an epic. One of the lesser films by Oliver Stone.

Way too long. The back/forth takes were just LAME. And the bleached blonde hair---yeech!

I knew Alexander the Ghey was fey...but this movie was not that entertaining.

star01 Nov 30, 2014

Alexander has been made several times and will again. This was a good as any of the others. These movies don't have to be accurate as history was written by the winner of wars, so who are any of us to evaluate it's true to life content, it was entertaining, simple.

briannamk Sep 19, 2013

This is not intended as a documentary, if you want a documentary on Alexander the Great then look in the 'historical documentary' section of your library, just as 'Marie Antoinette' starring Kirsten Dunst is not an accurate depiction of her life, it's Hollywood's take on it, in attempts to spice it up and make it interesting for upcoming generations. I would take this more as something to watch to spark and interest in researching the actual life of Alexander. Obviously it's just a movie and you should always research to back up the information presented, That being said I enjoyed the dramatic take on this bit of history, despite the mismatched accents.

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ALAN G FOX
Jan 17, 2013

I'm not sure how this movie ever made its way into theaters; it fails to inform, educate or entertain. This abysmal attempt at bringing ancient history to life consists of a series of "epic moments", overly emotive exchanges and gratuitously gory battle scenes- all hopelessly narrated by Anthony Hopkins. Almost completely devoid of context, driven by over-worked non-linearity, this movie demands that the viewer be “moved” by its incessant self-importance. How could a movie about Alexander the GREAT be otherwise? I don't know, but this wasn't it.

this movie was also very scratched and would not play for me please remove the fines i did not wreck or scratch the dvd's.

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jgrnlees
Sep 08, 2011

This film had promise, but I was ultimately disappointed by it. I thought Colin Ferrell an odd, and poor, choice to portray Alexander. I also did not like how the film kept jumping back to the past and then forward again and again. It made it very difficult to follow and was sadly so distracting that it detracted from the film.

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Koenigstiger
Jul 14, 2011

Disappointing; the visuals were excellent, but Colin Farrell was a poor choice as Alexander, especially with the weird bleach-blonde hair, and that derailed the whole film. Angelina Jolie was just horrible with her bad eastern European accent (?!) and the Irish-accented Macedonian GREEKS was a ridiculous distraction. Val Kilmer as Philip was the only decent portrayal really but he couldn't save this turkey. Sadly even with the ultimate of top-notch material, a good movie isn't guaranteed...

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ALAN G FOX
Jan 17, 2013

Other: R for violence and some sexuality/nudity, as well as violent sexuality and violent nudity.

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jgrnlees
Sep 08, 2011

Violence: Alexander's life was a violent one, and that violence is portrayed graphically in this film. His era was by no means peaceful; there are many battle scenes and plenty of dying.

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jgrnlees
Sep 08, 2011

Sexual Content: This version of the film contained sexual encounters between both women and men and between men and men. Male nudity from the rear was clearly shown. Female nudity from the front (above the waist only) was also shown.

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Oct 17, 2016

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Sep 08, 2011

jgrnlees thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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