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Agora (2010)

Agora

Overview


Genre

Adventure, Drama, History

Release Date

May 28, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

126 min.

Production Budget

$73 millions

Studio

Newmarket Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Alejandro Amenabar

Producer

Fernando Bovaira

Screenwriter

Alejandro Amenabar, Mateo Gil

Starring

Story


Set in ancient Egypt under Roman rule, "Agora" follows the brilliant and beautiful astronomer Hypatia (Weisz) who leads a group of disciples fighting to save the wisdom of the Ancient World, as violent religious upheaval spills into the streets of Alexandria. Among these disciples are two men competing for her heart: the witty, privileged Orestes (Isaac) and Davus (Minghella), Hypatia's young slave, who is torn between his secret love for her and the freedom he knows can be his if he chooses to join the unstoppable surge of the Christians.

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Rachel Weisz stars as Hypatia in Newmarket Films' Agora (2010)
Rachel Weisz stars as Hypatia in Newmarket Films' Agora (2010)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Agora may be flawed as a narrative feature, but it is a first-class conversation starter..”
by Ethan Alter [Film Journal International]
“..Best when viewed as a sprawling period piece..”
by Barbara Goslawski [Boxoffice Magazine]
“..Unlike most toga movies, it doesn't rely on CGI spectacle, but real drama and ideas..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]