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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Colin Farrell
Angelina Jolie
Rosario Dawson
Val Kilmer
Anthony Hopkins
Jared Leto
Directors
Oliver Stone
Screenwriters
Christopher Kyle
Oliver Stone
Laeta Kalogridis
Running Time
175 minutes

Alexander
Big Al moves into aquisitions to keep his Mum happy in Oliver Stone's bloody epic.


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Plot
The life, times and world domination of King Alexander (Farrell), who, driven by his pushy mother (Jolie), the legacy of his murdered father (Kilmer) and the glorious myths of his ancestors, conquers half of Asia, unites cultures and gets laid a lot.


Verdict
Unwieldy and flawed, but Stone remains a tornado in an era of airless formula and - to paraphrase our Ptolemy - its failings are greater than most films' successes.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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