Troy
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Homer's sprawling tale of love and war in ancient Greece comes to the screen in all its grandeur in this epic-scale adventure. In 1193 B.C., Paris, Prince of Troy (Orlando Bloom), has fallen in love; however, the beautiful woman who has beguiled him is Helen, Queen of Sparta (Diane Kruger), who is wed to King Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson). While Helen is hardly immune to Paris' charms, this doesn't blunt Menelaus' fury when Paris steals her away from him. Menelaus' brother Agamemnon (Brian Cox), the power-hungry king of the Mycenaeans, is eager to expand his empire through… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

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"A numbingly reliable tick-tock of expository set pieces alternating with vast CGI-aided battle scenes."
‑ Jessica Winter, Time Out
"The latest in a very long line of films made to give us those things that other mediums could not provide."
‑ Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic
"Violent, watered-down version of The Iliad."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The face-off between Achilles and Hector is beautifully realized, all the more wounding because we can precisely read each man's emotions going into the fight."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Troy condenses Homer's ten-year war into a couple of months."
‑ Uri Lessing, www.kcactive.com
"A fairly routine action picture with an advanced case of grandeuritis."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine
"It's massive, opulent, passionate and -- unlike most summer time-wasters -- surprisingly intelligent."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"While an achievement in visuals, Troy fails in every other aspect including its writing and storytelling."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"It's coherent at least. But only barely. Its special effects are pretty, and it has a cool soundtrack (though it's over-used). But boy is the writing terrible. I mean, terrible."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"The battle of Troy takes the jump from history books to film with little consideration, disregarding the story's historical accuracy and failing to entertain audiences with the kind of flashy battle sequences the summer season demands."
‑ Jason Zingale, Bullz-Eye.com
"Harsh, serious, and both exhilarating and tragic, the right tonal combination for Homer."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"... several of the scenes are just some of the best battle scenes I've seen in a long time."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Despite its shortcomings, Troy is a visual smorgasbord."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"All the cast members, even Mr. Pitt, adopt the obligatory British accent, sans contractions, employed by the historical drama genre, even though the action takes place in Ancient Greece."
‑ Kam Williams, Princeton Town Topics
"Aside from being the first Hair Movie of the year, Troy also claims the prize of being the first Get Your Fat Butt to the Gym Movie of the year."
‑ Brian Juergens, Freeze Dried Movies
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