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Pompeii

Overview


Genre :

Action, Adventure, Drama

Release Date :

February 21, 2014

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring :

Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Jessica Lucas, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kiefer Sutherland, Jared Harris, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Currie Graham, Joe Pingue, Dylan Schombing

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 4

“..when not focused on Vesuvius, Pompeii is dull sword-and-sandal campy theatrics..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..this team-up between the director of "AVP: Alien vs. Predator" (Paul W.S. Anderson) and the star of "Sucker Punch" (Emily Browning) is as awful as you feared it might be..”
by Alonso Duralde [The Wrap]
2.5 of 5

“..the acting is flat, the story is corny and old fashioned and takes too long to get going..”
by Roger Moore [Movie Nation]
“..Anderson excels in the film's many moments of digital doom-and-gloom, he can't deliver a single authentic emotion between the two star-crossed leads, leaving us with a sooty aftertaste of having sat through one very loud rendition of Titanic in togas..”
by Jordan Mintzer [Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 4

“..a campy guilty pleasure that serves up a "Gladiator'' knockoff as an appetizer to the impressively flame-filled main course..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“.."Pompeii" certainly recognizes what mass audiences want from a "Game of Thrones"-style sword-and-scandal saga, delivering especially high marks as either a sudsy indulgence for teenage girls or a beefcake offering for gay men..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

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