4.5 mediocre and very average emperor10 | 25/06/2012 | See all emperor10's reviews (273) a gladiator wannabe,that fails big time. ridley scott does not deliver on this. a good story that just plods along. great cast,that just doesnt deliver.the trouble with ridley scott,is,when he is good, he is excellent.when he is average, he excells at being average,this comes across asd something both he and russell crowe did to fill some time in. as for crowe's laughable accent... basically, for most of the film, he is undeniably irish (something he had angrily denied in every post film interview),with parts where he becomes yorkshire. i had high hopes for this film, as i dont listen to reviews.in this case, its awful. (hence why its only a fiver on here after a short time after release).