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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Brad Pitt
Orlando Bloom
Sean Bean
Eric Bana
Peter O'Toole
Diane Kruger
Brian Cox
Julie Christie
Directors
Wolfgang Petersen
Screenwriters
Homer
David Benioff
Running Time
163 minutes

Troy


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Plot
Trojan prince Paris (Bloom) steals Helen (Kruger) from the Spartan king, prompting the latter to go running to his brother, Agamemnon (Cox), king of the Greeks. With his imperialist bent, Agamemnon launches a full-scale war against Troy, which catapults his hero, Achilles (Pitt), into confrontation with Trojan champion Hector (Bana).


Verdict
Bruising battles and some stirring performances make Troy enjoyable, if rather long. But if audiences can forgive the camp, they’ll still struggle to empathise with the characters.


Reviewed by Will Lawrence

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