over 1 year
Kubrick sells out-and makes a great movie, nonetheless. *That* scene is an all time best.
almost 5 years
Some good parts, but you've got to be in the right mood. I wasn't. His chin has a crater.
Epic, in nearly every sense of the word. Spartacus kicks ass...
This film is outstanding, and Trumbo's messages, both the subtle and the clear stand tall.
over 6 years
I'm Spartacus...no I'm Spartacus
almost 7 years
i am spartacus (10/2/2011)
One of Stanley Kubrick's best, but it is a bit disjointed and overlong.
over 7 years
Tooo loooooong! Peter Ustinov is fantastic tho.
over 7 years
Epic, but Spartacus himself is the weak link. You ache for more romans
Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast. The life story of the historical figure Spartacus and the events of the Third Servile War were adapted by Dalton Trumbo as a screenplay.
The film stars Kirk Douglas as rebellious slave Spartacus and Laurence Olivier as his foe, the Roman general and politician Marcus Licinius Crassus. Co-starring are Peter Ustinov (who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as slave trader Lentulus Batiatus), John Gavin (as Julius Caesar), Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, John Ireland, Herbert Lom, Woody Strode, Tony Curtis, John Dall and Charles McGraw. The film won four Oscars in all.
The titles were designed by Saul Bass.
Anthony Mann, the film's original director, was replaced by Douglas with Kubrick after the first week of shooting.
Slaves work in the Roman province of Libya. Spartacus (Kirk Douglas), a burly Thracian, comes to the aid of...