Troy

2004 • 162 minutes
4.5
1.51K reviews
53%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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About this movie

BRAD PITT picks up a sword and brings a muscular, brooding presence to the role of Greek warrior Achilles in this spectacular retelling of The Iliad. ORLANDO BLOOM and DIANE KRUGER play the legendary lovers who plunge the world into war, ERIC BANA portrays the prince who dares to confront Achilles, and PETER O'TOOLE rules Troy as King Priam. Director Wolfgang Petersen recreates a long-ago world of bireme warships, clashing armies, the massive fortress city and the towering Trojan Horse. MPAA Rating: R (c) 2004 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Rating
R
4.5
1.51K reviews
Zephyr Neumann
July 16, 2019
Troy is, unfortunately, one of the best examples of how even with an all-star cast, glorious set design and stunning visuals effects, a film can still fail when it lacks true heart and direction. Surprisingly, the visual effects were one of the highlights of the film, and nearly entirely hold up even by today's standards. The mass of Greek ships, the armies clashing into one another, and the vast cities and camps all looked and felt authentic. Enough so at least to hold the immersion in the ancient Greek world. The performances in this film however, rarely felt particularly convincing or emotional, and while the acting from the cast wasn't bad, they're by no means any of these actors best performances. In the end, the biggest flaw of this film is the screenplay and the editing; resulting in a nearly 3 hour film that feels like it's story could have easily been told in 2. The dialog is often bland and obvious, leading characters dully from one scene to the next, while the editing seems to at times simply end scenes when the main point has been addressed. It's these sloppy elements that leave Troy feeling tedious and uninspired, despite its many great qualities.
14 people found this review helpful
Jason Kimbro
October 19, 2019
A tad vulgar at times, visually stunning and violent, Troy is still worth your time if you're not a historian or persnickety scholar. For some reason, this is one of those films I can watch over and over. The dialogue is awkward, though, for everyone speaks like modern day people.
Kroes
May 28, 2018
This kind of story has not survived to be one of the oldest by being anything less than absolutely amazing and toldbeautiful. I believe what makes his story so great is that there is no good side bad side conflict. Rather it makes you realize the grey area in everything, especially conflict. You end up loving and hating both sides. Because it shows reality of the nature of man. It doesn't give us a fake happy ever after ending but a look through he lenses of reality. I would say that the movie really captured this. A few differences from the actual story of homers iliad. But I give it a 5 star review because it was great acting and the shots are amazing. The battles are something that is absent in recent films. The scenes are not some retarded shot of 10 guys with shaky camera action filming. I would recommend it to anyone. Absolutely worth it!
14 people found this review helpful