Based on 84 votes and 32 reviews.
Wanted to love it but it missed the mark. It would have been better if the writers had actually told the story of Napoleon’s actual life.
Lordy, this was the dullest movie I've seen in years. In fact I slept through a good part of it. Phoenix's performance in the title role made a piece of damp cardboard look interesting. And all the outdoor scenes were filmed through a weird grey filter, which added to the pervasive sense of ennui. Incidentally, the sex scenes were cringey and nasty, so for goodness sake don't take young kids to see this film. Two thumbs down.
it is missing two assets Florence Pugh
Garbage. I had such high hopes going in, and I don't even know where to begin. So I won't.
I liked the movie. It told a good story. Acting was good. Scenes depicted in the movie were not excessive in length like some action movies. Whether it is true to history or not it told a story of a little man who like some other men in history tried to conquer the world so to speak. It came to my mind that WW 1 started 100 years later. These small minded men have and were and still are fighting just to conquer. As in WW2 the Germans couldn’t conquer Russia because of the cold winter.
Regardless of its accuracy, it is still a good film. Joaquin is a great fit for the role, and the story is adventurous and intriguing. If you want a full biography of Napoleon, a 2 hr film will obviously disappoint. Go pick up a history book instead of review-bombing if youre dissatisfied :)
Too ponderous. Too much left out. Completely underwhelming. And yeah, the person below who is having a fit over the use of 'hairlip' (still acceptable) should really get help for their fragility (not to mention their odious racism). Skip this movie.
The most fun I've had at the movies in a long, long, time! 5/5
It seems like you just did, “bully” me !! I am a medical person and the only people still referring to people who were unfortunately born with a cleft lip are white trash bullies who don’t know any better. Maybe that’s what you learned growing up, to bully the misfortunate.