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Canada, Germany, United States · 2014
Rated PG-13 · 1h 45m
Director Paul W. S. Anderson
Starring Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kiefer Sutherland
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance

As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Pompeii begins to crumble. Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator.

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New York Daily News by Joe Neumaier

It’s impossible to find anything that grabs you in Pompeii. This lumpen adventure with a misguided romance buries anything in the disaster-flick genre that might have been a blast.

35 by Jordan Hoffman

The first sixty minutes of Pompeii are awful, bordering on unwatchable... The final forty-five minutes of the movie however are, by sheer force of will, irrefutably entertaining. At least there’s raining death in the form of fireballs smashing up the place.


The Hollywood Reporter by Jordan Mintzer

While Anderson excels in the film’s many moments of digital doom-and-gloom, he can’t deliver a single authentic emotion between the two star-crossed leads, leaving us with a sooty aftertaste of having sat through one very loud rendition of Titanic in togas.


The Dissolve by Keith Phipps

Pompeii just feels like an excuse to rain digital terror on screaming extras. There’s much to see here, but little to feel, and even less to remember.


The Playlist by Kevin Jagernauth

When you plunk down your $12, you will get the destruction you were promised. But it's too bad it's such a repetitive, unengaging, glaringly digital experience and worse than that, you'll have to sit through the disaster that is the rest of movie.


San Francisco Chronicle by Mick LaSalle

If you think of Pompeii as a ride, a conveyance for special effects, and not anything resembling an emotional experience, indifference can almost be a good thing.


Variety by Peter Debruge

While more coherent than much of Anderson’s recent work, the film proves less successful at combining destruction and damsel-in-distress storytelling within the same frame, serving up blurry images of Milo trying to rescue Cassia while the city crumbles around them.


Slant Magazine by R. Kurt Osenlund

Shockingly, the violent release of smoke, fire, and meteoric debris is positioned more as a climactic afterthought than as the main attraction.


Miami Herald by Rene Rodriguez

The movie is so grand in scale that you can’t help surrender to the spectacle, even if the stuff that’s going on with the people in the film is often close to risible.

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