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Not rated, 184 min. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Tony Curtis, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Nina Foch, Herbert Lom, John Ireland, Woody Strode.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Wed., Aug. 30, 2000

Kubrick’s gladiator film is the pinnacle of sword-and-sandal epics, and who isn’t a sucker for stories about rebellious slaves? This is the kind of movie the Paramount’s screen was made for.

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