Agora (DVD, 2010)
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Movie synopsis
THE SEA INSIDE’s Alejandro Amenabar directs Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz in this historical drama. Set in fourth-century Alexandria, Egypt, AGORA chronicles both a historical uprising and the love of a slave for his mistress.


Product Details
Number of Discs:1
Rating:R (MPAA)
UPC:031398125266


Additional Details
Genre:Dramas
Format:DVD

3 stars out of 5 -- "Featuring striking panoramas and diligently orchestrated battle scenes, AGORA is a feast for the eyes."
Box Office - Barbara Goslawski (09/10/2009)

3 stars out of 5 -- "Astronomy, geometry, algebra, theology, ancient history. You name it, this encyclopedic epic knows it."
Total Film - James Mottram (04/13/2010)

"[R]ousing....AGORA, bristling with ideas and topical provocations, unfolds in a world of togas, sandals and high-flown language..."
New York Times - A. O. Scott (05/28/2010)

4 stars out of 5 -- "AGORA is a historical epic with an impressive pedigree....[The film] covers a fascinating, overlooked period while depicting the eternal struggle between science and ideology."
Los Angeles Times - Michael Ordona (06/04/2010)

"Handsome to look at....Amenabar draws a clear and chilling portrait of the divisive lines humans have felt compelled to lay down throughout history..."
Movieline - Michelle Orange (05/28/2010)

"The tightly composed scenes in Hypatia's villa and classroom, featuring intimate conversations about the secrets of the universe, are quietly ravishing and Weisz more than convinces..."
Sight and Sound - Sophie Mayer (06/01/2010)

3 stars out of 4 -- "This is a movie about ideas, a drama based on the ancient war between science and superstition."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (07/21/2010)

3 stars out of 4 -- "[V]isually stunning and stirring....[An] absorbing historical drama..."
Washington Post (07/23/2010)

"It's a sprawling religious epic....A film that's still relevant long after the fall of Rome."
Film Comment - Film Comment Staff (11/01/2010)

Director:Alejandro Amenábar
Leading Role:Rachel Weisz
eBay Product ID: EPID86058096

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