Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great (1956)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Genre: Classics
Release Date: March 28, 1956
DVD Release Date: October 19, 2004
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The most notable battle on view in this picture isn't any of the skirmishes between Alexander's army and the opposing forces but the effort between Burton's blonde wig and March's shaggy beard to upstage each other in grievous grooming.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

would work better as a stage play for high school theatrical productions

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It might be a literate epic, but it's a long and heavy slog.

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Christopher Null

a colossal bore

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...even more ineffectual and dull than Oliver Stone's recent attempt.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Colorful pageant of a film would have benefited from some judicious trimming, by about 1/2 an hour.
Cameron Johnson
"Alexander the Great, his name struck fear into hearts of men! Alexander the Great became a legend 'mongst mortal men!" Yeah, Steve Harris… More
Aj V
Another boring epic I saw on TV. I didn't see the whole thing, but some scenes were okay. Overall an okay movie.
Dimitris Springer
A passionate filmmaker like Rossen could have switched off the engine,return credits to the producers and reject a project like Alexander's… More
Byron Brubaker
Huge overblown epic about the ancient world has Burton as Alexander the Great who fails to really bring the history to life or draw you in so you care about the… More