Troy (2004)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 14, 2004
DVD Release Date: January 4, 2005
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A brawny, entertaining spectacle, but lacking emotional resonance.

Jessica Winter
Time Out

A numbingly reliable tick-tock of expository set pieces alternating with vast CGI-aided battle scenes.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

The latest in a very long line of films made to give us those things that other mediums could not provide.

Will Self
London Evening Standard

Brad is worth the ticket price alone and others turned in creditable performances, particularly Eric Bana as an upright family man who just happens to be the prince of a warlike city-state, and Sean Bean as Odysseus the Ironic.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

A fairly routine action picture with an advanced case of grandeuritis.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

It's massive, opulent, passionate and -- unlike most summer time-wasters -- surprisingly intelligent.

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

overblown historical epic

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David Denby
New Yorker

Harsh, serious, and both exhilarating and tragic, the right tonal combination for Homer.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... several of the scenes are just some of the best battle scenes I've seen in a long time.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

An adaptation of The Iliad that would have had to work much harder to miss the point of The Iliad any more thoroughly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Homer's The Iliad is the basis of this film and whether or not the actual Trojan War took place this film actually does the story/fable/myth great justice… More
Kevin M. Williams
Oklahoman Brad Pitt as Greek war hero? I didn't want to believe it, but given the medium he does quite well in this famous story done Hollywood style.… More
xGary Xx
Based on Homer's The Iliad, one of the most famous tale's ever told, Troy has all the usual Hollywood epic ingredients; an American hero with bulging… More
Unknown Hobo
One word - long. Now I know I am a chick so movies like this aren't specifically made for me, but really did it HAVE to be THAT long? Nevertheless, it was… More
Jim Careter
Troy is loved by the public, and I respect that, but as a film lover I did not find it as entertaining as everyone else. The storyline was boring in my opinion… More
Jens S.
This movie has been treated rather unfairly by people comparing it to the story of Homer's Iliad and / or reducing it to the attractive pieces of men flesh… More