Alexander - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Alexander Reviews

Page 1 of 11
November 24, 2004
The battle scenes are bloody wonderful, but the rest of it plays out like a badly edited three-hour History Channel bio featuring pretty people.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 24, 2017
I didn't feel particularly emotionally involved in the story. In fact half the time, I didn't even know what was going on.
January 31, 2018
When you look at the bloated gleeful paranoia of JFK or the hallucinatory inflation of Natural Born Killers, who would have thought Stone would pick this subject to make a film that's so much smaller than life?
August 18, 2017
The reason it's exhausting, and ultimately boring, to sit through Alexander-and why the movie is already disappearing from theaters-is that. . .there's no dramatic arc, no shaping of the life into a good story.
June 2, 2014
This new set presents the film in great quality and comes with some fantastic special features, but it's doubtful that this latest version of "Alexander" is going to change anyone's mind as to the quality of the film itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 24, 2004
Stone and his team of screenwriters paint an incomplete picture of the man and those he led.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 27, 2004
Much like this hero, who is confused and lacks a center, Stone's epic story does not have a core to its vision, too often drifting aimlessly through time and space.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 24, 2004
An ambitious and sincere film that fails to find a focus for its elusive subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 21, 2004
Although some aspects of Oliver Stone's sword-and-sandals epic are worthy of mention (and even praise), they are dwarfed by the missteps and examples of bad judgment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 24, 2004
Visually dramatic but persistently tepid, Alexander doesn't make a convincing argument for its extravagant resources.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 23, 2004
A horrendously bad movie, a genuine 40-car pile-up of literally epic proportions, a three-way head-on collision of bad writing, bad acting, and bad direction.
Read More | Original Score: D
September 9, 2010
Alexander the person was great. This movie isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 23, 2004
So awful that it's almost good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 30, 2004
A lavishly turgid toga fest.
November 24, 2004
The drippy romantic death-bed dialogue reads like it was swiped from an episode of 'One Macedonian Life to Live.'
Read More | Original Score: D+
January 5, 2005
Overly-verbose; one of the year's 10 worst
November 24, 2004
'When (Farrell) is giving his troops a rousing speech the first image that popped into my mind was Bill Murray energizing his fellow camp counselors in "Meatballs."'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 25, 2004
Oliver Stone's take on the life of Alexander the Great is overblown, underdeveloped and one of the worst films of 2004.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 24, 2004
You could literally chop Alexander up into six 30-minute blocks, reassemble it at random, and the movie would make the exact same amount of sense (i.e. none).
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 22, 2004
The storytelling is so ham-fisted as to induce titters.
Page 1 of 11