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Alexander Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    39

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    There's no zest to the general depravity, no coherence to the script or the spectacle -- clarity is missing in some of the camera work -- and, most important, no character to give a Greek fig about.

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    A movie that has neither dramatic focus nor a single memorable performance, aside from one or two that are memorable for the wrong reasons?

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    An exhausted epic, one that Stone has directed with an almost startling lack of personality or vision.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Since the movie lacks a vision of what Alexander was really about as a man and a figure in history, it falls back all too frequently on movie spectacle.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Vast, riveting, madly audacious movie biography.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 16+

Alexander the person was great. This movie isn't.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has extreme and explicit battle violence with many impalings and other graphic injuries. Alexander is portrayed as bi-sexual. There are very explicit heterosexual sexual situations and references and male and female nudity, plus references and implications of gay sex and some same-sex kissing and a mother-son kiss on the mouth and an attempted rape. Some exotic dancers perform in skimpy attire. Characters drink, sometimes to excess.

  • Families can talk about Alexander's influences. What did he learn from his father and what did he learn from his mother? Why did he marry Roxane? What was most important to him? What is best remembered about him? Why?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Intense and graphic battle violence, many deaths, lots of blood.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Nudity, explicit sexual gay and heterosexual references and situations.

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: A lot of drinking, characters get drunk.

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