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Pompeii

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1 h 44 min2014X-RayNR
Pompeii tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harrington, "Game of Thrones"), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a terrifying race against time to save his true love (Emily Browning, "Sucker Punch").
Directors
Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring
Kit HarringtonCarrie-Anne MossEmily Browning
Genres
ActionDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Adewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeJessica LucasJared HarrisKeifer Sutherland
Producers
Jeremy BoltPaul W.S. AndersonRobert KulzerDon Carmody
Studio
Entertainment One
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4.2 out of 5 stars

3107 global ratings

  1. 60% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 16% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 12% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 6% of reviews have 1 stars
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Mrs. HatterReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 December 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
John Snow vs The Volcano
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OK, so it' not historically accurate throughout, not everything that happens is always entirely plausible (when is it ever in disaster movies?) and some of the acting might sometimes skid dangerously close to Golden Raspberry territory like a speeding out of control chariot, but with those few minor gripes asides this is a great, fun disaster movie with a healthy pinch of good vs evil and a romantic Romeo-Juliette style story to steer the plot along, which never drags as the film has a very good pace as it unfolds against the backdrop of the famous fall of Pompeii at the hands of an erupting volcano.

Visually it looks great, the CGI is pretty good and not too heavy and the disastrous moments of destruction are very cinematic and do a good job of giving you a sense of chaos, panic and doom as the film climaxes, making it very easy to imagine just how awful it must have been for those trying to flee their fate.

This is great as a slightly camp sword-and-sandal style disaster movie which is suitably silly in places and gets an extra star for not glossing things over with a Hollywood ending. And if you're just here for a slice of John Snow whilst waiting for the next GoT season to start then obviously there's plenty of him to be had here too so you will watch it anyway.
6 people found this helpful
d73Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 April 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
The closest I ever want to get to lava is the stuff in my lamp
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Pompeii is an epic eruption of pure entertainment that is certain to please the sword and sandal fans. This was a film I wanted to see but never got around to it until now. Well worth the wait, these historical films are awesome when done right. We all know the tragic story about Pompeii, this brings us close to the terror that these poor people experienced as mother nature sentenced Pompeii to it’s horrific doom. A diverse and great cast with plenty of experienced talent. There is a gladiator moment involving the characters of Harrington and Sutherland... as well as the familiar presence an enormous African gladiator. Pompeii reminds off them Sunday afternoons as a kid when tv screened them old biblical favourites. A tremendous tribute to a disaster that time will never let us forget.
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R. ChapmanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 April 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Silly, but fun, action-packed sword and sandal CGI Roman epic.
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In all farness this sort of CGI disaster film isn't really my cup of tea but I've been to Pompeii and Herculaneum several times and I'm fascinated by the art and history.
I wanted to see how a big budget movie depicted the event, which is impressive, but also realised that the requirements of mainstream popular cinema would entail sitting through a ludicrous fictional soap opera plot.
It moves at a cracking pace, coming in at just 95 minutes, and is action packed, but it borrows every trope, or cliché in the book, from Gladiator to Braveheart, via Robin Hood. The lovers are good looking, but insipid, and the half dozen baddies are all formulaic, without distinction.
The single good performance comes from Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje who completely steals the show. I accept that he is cast as the woke saint who can do no wrong but he does everything asked of him and more and he is the only cast member with both a physical and emotional presence, exuding star quality.
I'll give them this: they at least had the honesty to follow it through to its inevitable conclusion, in that no-one gets out of here alive.
Raymond StandingReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 August 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pompeii..surprisingly very good!
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I added this movie to my 3D collection, not knowing much about it, as I hadn't seen any previous reviews.
This movie was filmed in 3D and not doctored from 2D. The special effects are spectacular.Plenty of action from Spartans fighting and volcanic activity. The story line is not so brilliant, but the action keeps you engaged.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
3 people found this helpful
Honest JohnReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 December 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not bad.
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Got this as I am the only person in the world who does not think 3D is a dying medium.
Not awful - can't imagine I will ever watch it again though tbh.
I visited Pompeii earlier this year - as you look from the main square up to Mount Vesuvius it really is quite scary to think about what it must have been like when the top blew off that.
Not as scary as some of the acting in this - but scary.
7 people found this helpful
Derek John MooreReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 January 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
You will erupt over this film
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A pretty good film that follows a young Celt boy who is orphaned & captured by the Romans.
After 17 years he ends up being taken to Pompeii to fight as ma gladiator.
He falls for a Roman girl & then the volcano erupts.
Is all to be lost or will love conquer all?

Buy it & see.
3 people found this helpful
Daniel SadjadianReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 June 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie - thoroughly enjoyed it!
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I know a lot of people are comparing about this movie, but personally I really enjoyed it. I love the fact that it's based on Pompeii (historical events/empires in general), there are a few interesting characters and the love story between Milo and Cassia is sweet. I love the different shots of Pompeii in various scenes of the movie. The volcano eruption section of the movie also looks pretty damn good!

However there are a problems with the movie:

- It's not exactly 100% historically correct.
- The acting is ok.... but thats it...... in fact certain scenes are laughable lol
- [Spoiler] Milo and Cassia were unable to escape in the end..... which I'm not a fan of at all... I mean come on.... they fought for each other and that's what they get :(
5 people found this helpful
202KopiteReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 July 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Truly awful
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It's like a GCSE film student remade Gladiator on a Hollywood budget, with a completely inaccurate eruption of Vesuvius thrown into the mix just for the giggles. The casting is awful, the acting is awful, the script is awful, the storyline is awful. The special effects are marvellous. I fully recommend watching the trailer and saving yourself an hour and a half. The only bits worth watching are all in there.
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