Cleopatra | Full Movie

Cleopatra
  • G
  • 4h 11m
  • 1963
Rotten56%
Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
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In the wake of Julius Caesar's death, the Egyptian queen embarks on a tragic love affair with influential Roman Marc Antony in this big-budget historical drama.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten56%
Critics Consensus: Cleopatra is a lush, ostentatious, endlessly eye-popping epic that sags collapses from a (and how could it not?) four-hour runtime.
Reviews
New Yorker
Richard Brody
Fresh

Taylor inhabits the role with a focussed but uninhibited imperiousness, as when she turns Cleopatr...

June 25, 2017
Time Out
Trevor Johnston
Rotten

It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience, for good and ill.

June 22, 2017
TIME Magazine
Rotten

Sad to say, however, the deep-revolving, witty Mankiewicz fails most where most he hoped to succee...

June 22, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

Cleopatra is not only a supercolossal eye-filler (the unprecedented budget shows in the physical o...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Four-hour visual stunner requires patience, maturity.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that at four hours in length, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Cleopatra asks a lot of its viewers. Only the most ardent cinephile teens, perhaps already acquainted with the history of the production, are likely to enjoy going along for a ride that feels so sedate, mostly because it's so long. Battles include sword fighting. There are dead bodies, including part of a severed head, and some with small amounts of blood. There's some semi-nudity, with parts of bare buttocks and breasts, including a dancer with pasties. Otherwise sexual content mostly includes a dozen or so kisses. Heavy on politics and strategy, one of literature's greatest love triangles is demonstrated from a perspective best appreciated by viewers who've endured long-term relationships themselves, and who are capable of patiently waiting for events and emotions to unfold.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sword & Sandal, Blockbuster, Period Piece, Biopic, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date:June 12, 1963
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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