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Spartacus Rated PG

Spartacus

Dir. Stanley Kubrick. USA, 1960. 3h 16m. Starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov, Charles Laughton, John Gavin, Nina Foch, John Ireland, Herbert Lom, John Dall.

Will the real Spartacus please stand up! Stanley Kubrick's classic historical epic about a slave who is sold to Gladiator trainer before going on to lead a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic. Winner of four Oscars, including Best Cinematography.

‘Kirk Douglas's direct, unpretentious performance as the great slave-rebel Spartacus is more engaging than ever.’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Of all the historical epics, this pretty much takes the biscuit, with an unbelievable cast, incredible cinematography and plenty of quotable scenes.’ ★★★★★ Ben Falk, BBC


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