“Alexander” is a historical epic film directed by Oliver Stone, which follows the life of Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell), the ancient Macedonian king who conquered much of the known world in the 4th century BC. The film portrays Alexander's military campaigns, his relationships with his father (Val Kilmer) and mother (Angelina Jolie), and his close friendship with his general Hephaistion (Jared Leto). It also explores Alexander's personal struggles with his own identity and his desire to create a unified empire.
Review: “Alexander” received generally negative reviews from critics, who criticized the film's pacing, confusing narrative structure, and historical inaccuracies. The film's attempt to portray Alexander's bisexuality was also a point of contention for some critics, who felt that it was handled in a stereotypical and insensitive manner. However, some praised the film's production values and the performances of the cast, particularly Farrell and Jolie.
Awards: “Alexander” was nominated for several awards, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and a Satellite Award for Best Art Direction and Production Design. The film won a Golden Trailer Award for Best Sound Editing in a Feature Film Trailer.
|Directed by||Oliver Stone|
|Produced by||Thomas Schühly Jon Kilik Iain Smith Moritz Borman|
|Screenplay by||Oliver Stone Christopher Kyle Laeta Kalogridis|
|Based on||Alexander the Great
by Robin Lane Fox
|Starring||Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Anthony Hopkins, Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson,|
|Edited by||Thomas J. Nordberg Yann Hervé Alex Marquez|
|Intermedia Films Ixtlan Productions France 3 Cinéma Pacific Film Egmond Film & Television IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 3 Produktions KG|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures (US/UK/Italy) Constantin Film (Germany) Pathé Distribution (France) A-Film Distribution (Netherlands)|
|Release date||16 November 2004 (Hollywood) 24 November 2004 (United States) 23 December 2004 (Germany/Netherlands) 5 January 2005 (France) 14 January 2005 (Italy)|
|Running time||175 minutes|
|Countries||Germany France Italy Netherlands United Kingdom United States|
|Box office||$167.3 million|