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Spartacus

Rated Parental Guidance

197 minutes

Dir: Stanley Kubrick, US, 1960
Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov

“Stanley Kubrick’s Oscar-winning Technicolor ’Scope sandal saga – centred on a Roman slave revolt headed by Kirk Douglas’s titular folklore hero – has aged amazingly well... Needless to say, the film’s big Brit hitters – Peter Ustinov, Laurence Olivier and especially Charles Laughton – all make exceptional work of Dalton Trumbo’s reflective screenplay, while Kubrick himself handles the film’s mechanics of corruption with skill. This is widescreen, epic filmmaking on a massive scale... To see it once again on the big screen, in all its expansive glory, is a treat.” - Time Out