• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

“Alexander” is a historical epic film directed by , which follows the life of Alexander the Great (), 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 () and mother (), and his close friendship with his general Hephaistion (). 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
Produced by Thomas Schühly Jon Kilik Iain Smith Moritz Borman
Screenplay by Christopher Kyle Laeta Kalogridis
Based on Alexander the Great
by Robin Lane Fox
Starring , , , , , ,
Music by Vangelis
Cinematography Rodrigo Prieto
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
Language English
Budget $155 million
Box office $167.3 million

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