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Pompeii (2014)

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Critic Consensus: This big-budget sword-and-sandal adventure lacks the energy and storytelling heft to amount to more than a guilty pleasure.

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Set in 79 A.D., Pompeii tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him. -- (C) Sony

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Cast

Jared Harris
as Severus
Paz Vega
as Strigana
Currie Graham
as Bellator
Sasha Roiz
as Proculus
Dylan Schombing
as Young Milo
Rebecca Eady
as Milo's Mother
Jean Frenette
as Boss Slaver
Joe Pingue
as Graecus
Maxine Savaria
as Biggest Thracian
Ron Kennell
as The Weasel
Tom Bishop Sr.
as Cassia's Carriage Driver
Emmanuel Kabongo
as African Gladiator
Brock Johnson
as Flashback Centurion
Kristina Nicoll
as Rich Wife #1
Janine Theriault
as Rich Wife #2
Mark Whelan
as Ship's Captain
Anais Frenette
as Harbour Child
Donna Christo
as Harbour Mother
Thomas Stumpo
as Harbour Boy
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Critic Reviews for Pompeii

All Critics (168) | Top Critics (48)

Pompeii 3D is a swords-and-sandals disaster epic that contains all the B-movie tropes you might hope for... The only element missing is a decent script.

June 2, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Hammy performances, poor editing, straight-to-DVD special effects, and bland direction.

April 23, 2015 | Rating: D- | Full Review…

It's entertainingly silly stuff with an 'oh, no - they wouldn't?' finale of the ooziest toasted cheese.

May 13, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Rubbish, then, but laughable rubbish - often more "with it" than "at it".

May 4, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's all preposterously enjoyable, far more so than those impervious superheroes chucking each other about yet again.

May 2, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Undoubtedly watchable.

May 1, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pompeii

½

Let's start with the positive: the movie looks great, the visuals and effects really work. Little else does, though. The cast acts wooden, the story is predictable and boring, borrowing many elements from Gladiator and the end is cheesy as hell. Overall a real waste of time.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

½

From a narrative point of view, this is an uninspired hodgepodge that simply recycles every cliché and convention of the genre (including an indestructible villain), being only worth it for the amusing, great-looking catastrophe, the nice score and Kit Harington's spectacular abs.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

An average movie. Entertains and gives the viewer enough action for a Sunday afternoon!

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Film Crazy

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