Agora
Agora (2010)

An Egyptian slave turns to Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his master, a philosopher and atheist.

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 9, 2010
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Noble goals and a gripping performance from Rachel Weisz can't save Agora from its muddled script, uneven acting, and choppy editing.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

All brain, no heart.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Manages to mix philosophy, history, hysteria and a love triangle and still be something of a bore.

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Brandon Judell
indieWIRE

A humorless feminist toga epic that fascinates with its intelligence and its abhorrence of the birth of Judeo/Christian culture.

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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

This Spanish-produced period drama is pretty dreadful: the drama is torpid, the astronomy lessons pedantic, and the spear-and-sandal production values flat-out cheesy.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Some may consider "Agora" sound history, others may label it heresy, but I call it thumping good drama.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Agora is intelligent, stirring and, as the cultural devastation wrought by religious zealots plays out on screen, heartbreaking.

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Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

Although the movie's history is spotty, its dialogue is sometimes clunky, and time frames are telescoped, its overall impact packs a powerful punch.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Agora, Alejandro Amenabar's absorbing historical drama, proves that, in an era of movies made for iPhones with artistic ambitions to match, there are still filmmakers willing to swing for the fences.

James Croot
Flicks.co.nz

Filled with literal and metaphysical stone throwing between the religions, Agora is saddled with a muddy narrative and too many blokes who look alike.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Yet another dramatic film that only exists as a video aid for high school teachers, "Agora" tries to bring tension to the story of Hypatia, while… More
Bruce Bruce
This is an outstanding film, my only question is what is fact and what is fiction, it seems to be a movie to show the negative side of both the Jewish religion… More
Wildaly M
While this may not be a favorite among historical purists or religious people, I feel that this film was very significant for me on a personal level. I… More
Raymond Wieser
Neither Rachel Weisz's gripping performance, the impressive sets, the beautiful cinematography, nor the interesting subject matter can entirely save Agora.… More
Cynthia S.
Historically based movie...portraying one of the last of the great philosophers holding on to her world before the new Christians plunged it into the Dark Ages,… More
Jim Hunter
Set after Christianity became the official religion of the Roman empire, Christians and pagans battle for cultural supremacy. There are some fascinating aspects… More

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