CleopatraThe movie depicts historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra as Cleopatra tries to manipulate both Julius Caesar and Marc Antony in her ill-fated attempt to save the Egyptian empire.
Actors of "Cleopatra"Rex HarrisonBirthdate: 5 March 1908, Huyton, Lancashire, England, UK [now Huyton, Knowsley, Merseyside, England, UK]Michael GwynnBirthdate: 30 November 1916, Bath, Somerset, England, UK [now Bath and North East Somerset, England, UK]
Characters of "Cleopatra"
Directors of "Cleopatra"Joseph L. MankiewiczBirthdate: 11 February 1909, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USARouben MamoulianBirthdate: 8 October 1897, Tiflis, Russian Empire [now Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia]
Creators of "Cleopatra"Joseph L. MankiewiczBirthdate: 11 February 1909, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USARanald MacDougallBirthdate: 10 March 1915, Schenectady, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "Cleopatra"Richard Brody New YorkerOctober 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.Trevor Johnston Time OutJuly 09, 2013
It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience, for good and ill.Dave Kehr Chicago ReaderMay 05, 2008
[A] general muddle.Variety Staff VarietySeptember 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.Geoff Andrew Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
Harrison, doing his waspish don act as Caesar, alone rises above mediocrity.James Plath Family Home TheaterMarch 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.Josh Larsen LarsenOnFilmMarch 11, 2016
...a tale of two men being manipulated, and possibly loved, by a powerful and conflicted woman.Andrea Beach Common Sense MediaNovember 25, 2014
Four-hour visual stunner requires patience, maturity.Tim Brayton Antagony & EcstasyAugust 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.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.Jennie Kermode Eye for FilmAugust 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.
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