Original Theatrical Version runs 155 mins.
Extended Edition runs 171 mins.
When I was a teenager, I loved this film. When I watched it again, recently, though, it was almost a trial to sit through. Russell Crowe plays a general in the Roman army who becomes a slave, and then, you guessed it, a gladiator. Kind of typical, but not completely bad.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (Super 35)
Rated R for intense, graphic combat.
David Franzoni and John Logan and William Nicholson