Alexander: The Movie

It’s only one paragraph, but it’s a great review that makes me want to see the movie.


Oliver Stone’s Alexander, which opens today, isn’t just bad. It’s Springtime for Hitler bad. I haven’t guffawed this hard since I saw Airplane for the first time 24 years ago. This is one of the colossal catastrophes of all time.

The rest of the review might contain spoilers, if you’re keen on that. But it’s worth it for the myrth with which Podheretz rips into the movie.


2 Responses to “Alexander: The Movie”

  1. Noel
    27. November 2004 at 19:55

    It’s not worth it, despite the camp value of Colin Farrell’s over-the-top performance. ALEXANDER is a dull, dreary, dispiriting mess.

  2. WebmasterMama
    29. November 2004 at 14:21

    I wasn’t thrilled with it either. I felt lost through much of it. I actually wish they had done the cheesy “this is where they are on the map” sort of thing. I think I’d like this in documentary form much better. However, seeing Rosario Dawson was hot… she was worth it to me.