2004 • 162 minutes
1.51K reviews
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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.

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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
James Samley
June 29, 2014
The invading ships and the armies fighting are too numerous and disproportionate to a small city. The only scene worth watching is Achilles dual with Hector. Everything else was just bland.
7 people found this review helpful
A Google user
January 11, 2014
A good remake and brushed up tale of one of the oldest stories. Fantastic set design. If you enjoyed BIG movies like Hollywood once did, you will appreciate this one.