Spartacus (1960)

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They trained him to kill for their pleasure. . .but they trained him a little too well. . .

Directed By Stanley Kubrick Starring Kirk Douglas  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Peter Ustinov  •  Jean Simmons  •  Tony Curtis Genres Based-on-20th-Century-Literature  •  Costume Adventure  •  Epic  •  Historical Epic  •  Historical Film  •  Period Film  •  Sword-and-Sandal Studios &
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Academy Award Nominated  •  The Criterion Collection  •  National Film Registry  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Winning  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition  •  Spike Lee's Essential Film List  •  BAFTA Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Nominated  •  Academy Award for Best Production Design Winning  •  Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Drama Winning  •  Time Out: New York's 100 Best Action Movies
Release Info October 7, 1960
Color  •  184 minutes NR Rated NR
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seve24

seve24 on 2/21/2017 Reply  · 

The most un-Kubrick like Kubrick film there is. It's good although everything Kubrick made after this was better (except Lolita).

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 5/16/2019 Reply  · 

This movie is sorta a one trick pony for me. There's a reason everyone only knows and remembers the "I'm Spartacus" sequence. Because the rest is pretty forgettable and the pacing can be dragged down by a LOT of unnecessary exposition. Although, Kirk Douglas and the production itself is great, though. It's about a 6/10 for me.

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