"Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife, and I shall have my vengeance..." When a Roman general is betrayed and sold into slavery, he is forced to become a gladiator. Ridley Scott delivers Colosseum-filling action with Russell Crowe putting sweat, sword and sandal into his Oscar-winning performance. A deliciously oily Joaquin Phoenix is his imperial nemesis while even his mid-production death couldn't keep Oliver Reed out of the picture. Are you not entertained?!