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Agora [DVD] [Canadian]

  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • THE SEA INSIDEs Alejandro Amenabar directs Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz in this historical drama. Set in fourth-century Alexandria, Egypt, AGORA chronicles both a historical uprising and the love of a slave for his mistress.
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    Rachel Weisz
  • Critic Reviews
    3 stars out of 5 -- "Featuring striking panoramas and diligently orchestrated battle scenes, AGORA is a feast for the eyes."
    Box Office

    3 stars out of 5 -- "Astronomy, geometry, algebra, theology, ancient history. You name it, this encyclopedic epic knows it."
    Total Film

    "[R]ousing....AGORA, bristling with ideas and topical provocations, unfolds in a world of togas, sandals and high-flown language..."
    New York Times

    4 stars out of 5 -- "AGORA is a historical epic with an impressive pedigree....[The film] covers a fascinating, overlooked period while depicting the eternal struggle between science and ideology."
    Los Angeles Times

    "Handsome to look at....Amenabar draws a clear and chilling portrait of the divisive lines humans have felt compelled to lay down throughout history..."

    "The tightly composed scenes in Hypatia's villa and classroom, featuring intimate conversations about the secrets of the universe, are quietly ravishing and Weisz more than convinces..."
    Sight and Sound

    3 stars out of 4 -- "This is a movie about ideas, a drama based on the ancient war between science and superstition."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    3 stars out of 4 -- "[V]isually stunning and stirring....[An] absorbing historical drama..."
    Washington Post

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