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Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte's relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine. It showcases his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.
The perfect platform for the director to be reunited with his Gladiator star Phoenix, Napoleon shows him at the height of his powers, telling an intimate story against the vast canvas of a turbulent Europe. Expect extravagant action and intense combat!
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Jaoquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby
‘Joaquin Phoenix makes the character his own… a hugely entertaining portrait in the bandes dessinées style…Phoenix, for all the film’s broadness, gets at an utterly believable class of neurosis. Kirby carries a sadness that speaks to earlier outrages never fully expressed..’★★★★ -Donald Clarke, The Irish Times
‘…Scott has created an outrageously enjoyable cavalry charge of a movie, a full-tilt biopic of two and a half hours in which Scott doesn’t allow his troops to get bogged down mid-gallop in the muddy terrain of either fact or metaphysical significance.’’★★★★★ – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian