WeWatchFilms presents: GLADIATOR
Ridley Scott | 2000 | USA | Cert 15 | 164 mins
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Ridley Scott’s masterfully told story of ancient Rome and it’s Empire, one man who defies them for revenge.
When a Roman General is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor’s corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
A man robbed of his name and his dignity strives to win them back, and gain the freedom of his people, in this epic historical drama from director Ridley Scott. In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army’s most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus’ devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences. His battle skills serve him well, and he becomes one of the most famous and admired men to fight in the Colosseum. Determined to avenge himself against the man who took away his freedom and laid waste to his family, Maximus believes that he can use his fame and skill in the ring to avenge the loss of his family and former glory. As the gladiator begins to challenge his rule, Commodus decides to put his own fighting mettle to the test by squaring off with Maximus in a battle to the death.
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GLADIATOR is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
“Throughout it all, Crowe maintains a tough, slot-mouthed reticence; he is very persuasive as the superman of the Colosseum.” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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8.00pm: Film starts.
Tickets cost £10.50 (£9.52 with a My Cineworld account) or FREE for Unlimited Card holders and can be purchased on the day at the venue or in advance from the Cineworld website.