Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte's relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim, Ludivine Sagnier, Ian Mcneice, Ben Miles
Director: Ridley Scott
★★★★★ "Genuinely thrilling! Ridley Scott's incredibly precise and masterfully acted film is his finest since Gladiator. The very definition of a must-see film." HEYUGUYS
★★★★★ "Scott has created an outrageously enjoyable cavalry charge of a movie, a full-tilt biopic of two and a half hours in which Scott doesn’t allow his troops to get bogged down mid-gallop in the muddy terrain of either fact or metaphysical significance." GUARDIAN
★★★★ "This is a historical epic which is constantly on the lookout for subtle ways to undercut historical epics." EMPIRE MAGAZINE
★★★★ "The captivating power of Phoenix’s performance, delivered in his American vernacular, is that it hovers in a twitchy, shifty, grey zone between imperious outbursts, wounded vulnerability and puckish charm." UK TIMES
★★★★ "As Phoenix howls, scowls, and storms his way through Napoleon, you get a real sense that Scott has had his cake and eaten it." INDEPENDENT UK
★★★★ "As entertainment Napoleon delivers without glorifying his military record or painting the man as a hero. It's a story about power, obsession and exploitation -- which arguably is the story of history itself" LITTLE WHITE LIES
★★★★ "It's an awe-inspiring achievement, although it may leave you with a greater appreciation of Scott's leadership skills than of Napoleon's." BBC.COM
★★★★ "Scott brings his A game. The film is a gripping, often delightfully lairy slab of pop history, made with mischief, flash and meticulous craft." FINANCIAL REVIEW
★★★★ "Only a true master general could corral a piece of cinema this rolling and rich." DAILY TELEGRAPH UK
★★★★ "Phoenix, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny and chilling in the same scene, is as compelling as he always is... But it’s Vanessa Kirby who, much like Ryan Gosling in Barbie, upstages her title character." EVENING STANDARD
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