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Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Vanessa Kirby, Joaquin Phoenix, Ben Miles
Duration: 158 mins
"★★★★★ – Joaquin Phoenix makes a magnificent emperor in thrilling biopic" – Guardian
"★★★★ – full of verve, spectacle, and machismo" – Independent
"★★★★ – blunt-force charisma from Joaquin Phoenix in Ridley Scott’s dark, epic biopic" – Telegraph
★★★★★ – HeyUGuys
★★★★ – Empire
Academy Award winner Joaquin Phoenix stars as Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in Ridley Scott’s spectacular historical epic which views the story of his ruthless rise to power through the prism of his explosive relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine (Kirby).
Napoleon’s unrelenting desire for power, bolstered by the volatility of his marriage, led him to effect innovative military and political schemes during the Revolutionary Wars.
Phoenix utterly inhabits the role of the French dictator, and will surely find himself in the awards conversation again.