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Critics Have Seen Napoleon, See What They’re Saying About Joaquin Phoenix’s HIghly Anticipated Biopic

While you hear the names Joaquin Phoenix and Ridley Scott collectively with reference to a film, it’s fairly secure to foretell you’re in for one thing particular, particularly when that film is an epic historic drama like Napoleon. The Academy Award-winning actor is teaming up with Scott, many years after working with the famed director on Gladiator, to play Napoleon Bonaparte, and sure, expectations are excessive. The movie will likely be launched in theaters on November 22 earlier than changing into accessible to stream with an Apple TV+ subscription, and the critics have weighed in with their opinions.

Along with Joaquin Phoenix within the titular function, Napoleon’s forged contains Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim and lots of different spectacular names who will assist inform the epic story of the rise and fall of the French emperor. Let’s see what the critics are saying, beginning with CinemaBlend’s evaluate of Napoleon. Mike Reyes charges the movie 3.5 stars out of 5, writing that the image is participating and energetic, however given the epic battle scenes within the trailer, some could also be shocked at how a lot emphasis is positioned on Napoleon and Josephine’s romance. Reyes continues: 

Napoleon nonetheless performs effectively at somewhat over 2.5 hours, together with some superb battlefield set items in addition to a continuing undercurrent of darkish humor that’s pleasantly stunning. However once more, this isn’t Gladiator 1.5, as there’s fairly a bit of unusual emphasis positioned on a storyline that the majority is probably not anticipating to be the dominant thread in Joaquin Phoenix’s historic portrayal.