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Agora

Overview


Genre :

Adventure, Drama, History

Release Date :

May 28, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Alejandro Amenabar

Starring :

Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom, Michael Lonsdale, Rupert Evans, Sami Samir, Homayoun Ershadi, Manuel Cauchi

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

4 of 5

“..Unlike most toga movies, it doesn't rely on CGI spectacle, but real drama and ideas..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
1.5 of 5

“..time would be better spent staring at the stars..”
by Chris Cabin [Filmcritic.com]
3 of 5

“..Best when viewed as a sprawling period piece..”
by Barbara Goslawski [Boxoffice Magazine]
1.5 of 4

“..an innocuous epic, a pointless spectacle that champions free-thinking intellectuals over violent zealots while ineffectually appealing to the same uncontrollable emotions it condemns..”
by Simon Abrams [Slant Magazine]
2.5 of 5

“..Ambitious in scope, this film feels over-serious and oddly cold..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
3 of 5

“..Always intelligent and thought-provoking, it's a welcome return from Amenabar..”
by Phil de Semlyen [Empire Magazine]
“..Agora may be flawed as a narrative feature, but it is a first-class conversation starter..”
by Ethan Alter [Film Journal International]
4 of 5

“..Agora is a laudable attempt to grapple with far-reaching material outside the scope of most mainstream cinema, but suffers as a consequence of trying to do too much, and fails to completely fulfil the promise of its rich source material..”
by Catherine Bray [Film4]
“..Agora is a big, broad, stridently atheistic sword-and-sandals entertainment that recounts a tragic turning point in world history..”
by Eric Hynes [Village Voice]
3 of 5

“..Agora has an overbearing score which doesn't help and never really gets to grips with its heroine..”
by Derek Malcolm [This is London]
3 of 5

“..a movie to admire without ever particularly liking..”
by David Edwards [Daily Mirror]
3 of 5

“..a hypnotically crafted, boldly envisioned excursion into the eerily familiar distant past..”
by Prairie Miller [NewsBlaze]
Review rate : C

“.."Agora" is film that fails at every step to be believable..”
by Cole Smithey [ColeSmithey.com]

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