Alexander the Great
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The short life and quick death of Alexander the Great is recounted in this literate historical epic. Decked out in a blonde wig, Richard Burton stars as the Grecian warrior who conquered the known world while only in his twenties, then wept because there were no more worlds left to conquer. While the film's 141 minutes are occasionally bogged down by near-existential dialogue sequences (What doth it profit a man etc. etc.), the battle sequences are among the best and most accurate ever filmed. Fredric March and Danielle Darieux costar as Alexander's parents Philip of Macedonia and… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It might be a literate epic, but it's a long and heavy slog."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"a colossal bore"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"...even more ineffectual and dull than Oliver Stone's recent attempt."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"would work better as a stage play for high school theatrical productions"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
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