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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Kit Harrington
Carrie-Anne Moss
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaj
Directors
Paul W. S. Anderson
Screenwriters
Janet Scott Batchler
Lee Batchler
Michael Robert Johnson
Running Time
104 minutes

Pompeii
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Pompeii

Plot
In 79AD a gladiator slave (Kit Harington) and a nobleman’s daughter (Emily Browning) kindle an unlikely passion, hindered by social station, a corrupt Roman senator (Kiefer Sutherland) and an exploding mountain (Vesuvius).


Verdict
Over-reaching and unintentionally amusing, this is straight-to-video quality inexplicably delivered at blockbuster scale. A thunderous volca-NO.


Reviewed by Owen Williams

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