Stanley Kubrick's star-studded, historical epic concerns the efforts of the slave-gladiator Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) to lead the slaves of the Roman Empire in a rebellion against their masters. The ranks quickly swell as the slave army makes its way across Italy towards the coast. But the despotic Roman senator Crassus (Laurence Olivier) determines to quell the revolt for his own selfish ends, and the stage is thus set for a tremendous battle.
Release Date: 24 January 2011
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 197 minutes
Production Year: 1960
Main Language: English
A great epic
Not quite up to Ben-Hur standards (hence four stars) but well worth watching. Dramatic portrayal of a brutal era with contrasting sensitive moments. All star cast as they say.