Alexander (The Ultimate Cut)

 (1,268)5.63 h 26 min2014R
Oliver Stone re-creates the towering, true story of Alexander the Great, who, in the 4th Century BC, conquered Greece, Persia, Afghanistan and India – 90% of the “Known World.”
Directors
Oliver Stone
Starring
Colin FarrellAngelina JolieVal Kilmer
Genres
DramaMilitary and WarAction
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Anthony HopkinsJared LetoRosario DawsonJonathan Rhys MeyersGary Stretch
Producers
Thomas SchühlyJon KilikIain SmithMoritz Borman
Studio
Warner Bros.
Rating
R (Restricted)
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4.2 out of 5 stars

1268 global ratings

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  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
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H SocolovReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
"We are most alone when we are with the myths."
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Misunderstood, chaotic, just as the extraordinary life of the man it portrays. See this version, or the 2007 Revisited final cut. Forget about story structure hollywood conventions, forget about formulaic screenplay guidelines. Oliver Stone has crafted a journey through the oftentimes obscure and enigmatic life of this extraordinary man. The conquest of the spirit, the empires of the mind, the rise, the fall, the broken dreams, the love between men that can raise a city state, that is pure and excellent, the fear, betrayals, the greeks and macedonians, driven by wonder or by greed, towards the exploration of their known world, and the unknown ones.
Ignore the accents, the age discrepancies. Let narrative pull you in, Vangelis' score, Hopkins' narration, every single scene with Plummer's Aristotle, the accurate insights of Stone himself and Robin Lane Fox. Forget the criticism. Every scene between Philip (Val Kilmer) and young Alexander will fill you up with empathy, tenderness and foreboding dread simultanously. The inevitability of fate, the caves at Pella, the taming of Bucefalus, the ashes of the titans and the "mortal" men, the Hindu Kush, Ptolemy's warnings at the foot of the Caucasus, the undying love of Bagoas. This is historic cinema at its most thoroughly researched, yet at its most exquisite and poetic.
Be swept away.

H.
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Charlie MacReviewed in the United States on February 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
IT'S PARTY TIME!
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WATCHING COLIN FARRELL ACT BLASTED OUT OF HIS MIND ON THE PEACE PIPE WHILE WEARING A MINI SKIRT AND PLAYING TWISTER WITH JARED LETO WAS F!$% HYSTERICAL. I THINK THEY WHEELED HOPKINS AROUND ON THAT HANNIBAL HAND TRUCK I HAD TEARS STREAMING .
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JimmyReviewed in the United States on July 21, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Movie is great, This is the true final cut by Oliver Stone.
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This is the actual final cut of the Movie Alexander. 2014 was the final date, and ignore and do not purchase the Revisited: Final Cut, unless you know it was from 2007. Amazon loves to keep their false advertised dates in their movies to make even more money off of people during hard times because they have no integrity.
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dmcReviewed in the United States on August 7, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
The theatrical version is still better than the ultimate cut
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It`s okey, but I still prefer the theatrical version. Some scenes have alternate shots of differents angles but is practically the same cut as the revisited version with the same problems compared with the teatrical version. In the extended versions the new shots have different light and colours, this is evident in the Battle of Gaugamela, the colours and the golden light is now is now dimmed, dark and bluish, and the sharpeness changes greatly between shots. I would do a plane treatment per plane to give unity and cohesion to all the shots because technically this ultimate version and the revisited leave a lot to be desired in this regard. The theatrical version have more sharpeness in all movie and more quality and the Battle of Gaugamela in the theatrical version is perfect with the shots, the light, the music... I don`t understand why Oliver Stone has erased the scene in the part where the infantry separates to support Alexander at the entrance of the hole and cut the confrontation of Alexander when he gets into the hole... I consider Oliver Stone a good director but I think he lacks common sense.

Otherwise the movie is the same, some parts are better ... but I still consider the theatrical version better because is very bad for the movie introduce Alexander and other characters in Gaugamela without knowing anything about them. And in this ultimate version is cuts off all the part of the part of the strategy deliberation before the battle and the opposition of Parmenion so the viewer who sees this version for the first time will not know that Parmenion is against Alexander. The theatrical version is better with the childhood and the presentation of the characters related to Alexander to go to the moment when Alexander is at his best in Gaugamela after being crowned pharaoh of Egypt and being almost a "god", this part in the theatrical version is epic and now the whole epic has been removed from the film with the new cut.

Still, leaving aside artistic issues of assembly and plot, the ultimate version is very technically poor in the quality of blu ray and sharpness, the first theatrical version still wins.
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NKReviewed in the United States on May 2, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not very good
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I thought it will be good taking in consideration the great cast. It was awkwardly made, kept going back and front in time. Didn't focus so much on Alexander's great military skills, respect from fellow soldiers, intelligence. It was boring at time. It starts with a battle that lasts for 7-10 minutes that didn't make any sense. I don't recommend it.
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EdnaReviewed in the United States on February 27, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not worth watching or worth the money I spent
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One of the worst movies put together. I would not recommend it to my worst enemy.
With all the star line up. I would have thought it would have been fantastic. Eeekk I was so wrong about that.
I could wait til it was over.
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ElisabethReviewed in the United States on May 10, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Disgusting
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I thought it would be good to gain more knowledge about a great conqueror. I wasn't expecting LBGT or any other porn.
3 people found this helpful
SCAVOLAReviewed in the United States on December 18, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
better than xanax!
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the only reason I bought this is because I put it on when I'm tired because it puts me to sleep
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