It is a series of powerful historical events experienced by the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. Perhaps the story of the Queen is about the triumphs and tragedies of her life. During her rule in Egypt, Cleopatra was trying to manipulate Julius Caesar and Mark Antony in her ominous attempt to save the Egyptian empire from certain destruction.
Actors Of "Cleopatra"
5 March 1908, Huyton, Lancashire, England, UK [now Huyton, Knowsley, Merseyside, England, UK]
30 November 1916, Bath, Somerset, England, UK [now Bath and North East Somerset, England, UK]
Characters Of "Cleopatra"
Critics Of "Cleopatra"
Andrea Beach Common Sense Media
November 25, 2014 Four-hour visual stunner requires patience, maturity.Read in Source
Jennie Kermode Eye for Film
August 19, 2013 Though it owes as much to Shakespeare's interpretation and to Roman propaganda as to the historical record, this interpretation of the great queen's life succeeds in conveying something of the intelligence and force of personality her opponents feared.Read in Source
Trevor Johnston Time Out
July 09, 2013 It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience, for good and ill.Read in Source
James Plath Family Home Theater
March 30, 2016 It may not be as compelling and tightly edited as Ben-Hur, but Cleopatra is still a Hollywood epic that tells a grand story in a grand way. Save it for a night when the family feels like a four-hour spectacle.Read in Source
Geoff Andrew Time Out
February 09, 2006 Harrison, doing his waspish don act as Caesar, alone rises above mediocrity.Read in Source
Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy
August 02, 2014 The film has a spectacular variety of liabilities (and, to be fair, strengths as well), but the most visible and crushing is that's an utter dud as a star vehicle.Read in Source
Richard Brody New Yorker
October 06, 2014 Taylor inhabits the role with a focussed but uninhibited imperiousness, as when she turns Cleopatra's entrance into Rome, aboard a giant rolling sphinx, into the ultimate red-carpet photo op.Read in Source
Variety Staff Variety
September 05, 2007 Cleopatra is not only a supercolossal eye-filler (the unprecedented budget shows in the physical opulence throughout), but it is also a remarkably literate cinematic recreation of an historic epoch.Read in Source
Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 15, 2014 A lumbering monstrosity of a movie with all manner of preposterous hairstyles and improbable fashions. Worth seeing -- once anyway -- at least as wayward legend.Read in Source
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