Pompeii

Pompeii
Pompeii
  • PG-13
  • 1h 45m
  • 2014
Rotten27%
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Set in 79 A.D., Pompeii tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harrington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator (Kiefer Sutherland). As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten27%
Critics Consensus: This big-budget sword-and-sandal adventure lacks the energy and storytelling heft to amount to more than a guilty pleasure.
Reviews
London Evening Standard
David Sexton
Fresh

It's all preposterously enjoyable, far more so than those impervious superheroes chucking each oth...

June 25, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

Undoubtedly watchable.

June 25, 2017
Little White Lies
Adam Nayman
Fresh

Better than it had any right to be.

June 25, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Paul Byrnes
Rotten

It's an average modern actioner: driven by technology, careless of the past, casually insulting to...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Historical epic is light on plot, heavy on carnage.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Pompeii is a gladiator tale set in the last days of the doomed Roman city, and is very heavy on combat and carnage. Gladiators fight to the death, soldiers massacre villagers, prisoners batter each other over petty slights, and numerous scenes end with piles of corpses in the background. There's hardly any swearing, sex, or drinking to interrupt the fight scenes, just lots and lots of death.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action
  • Release Date:February 21, 2014
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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