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Gladiator

Image source. Copyright Universal Studios, 2000.

In ancient Rome, the satirist Juvenal seethed about the pervasive influence of “bread and circus.” 2,000 years later, Gladiator clearly shows that his words have a long way to go before they sleep.

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Les Miserables

Image source. Copyright Universal Pictures, 2012.

By most standards of “good moviemaking,” Tom Hooper’s 2012 adaptation of the hit Broadway musical should be a total flop. The acting is uneven, the length an eyesore, and as CinemaSins has effectively pointed out, the live singing flawed. Yet you just can’t bring yourself to dislike Les Mis.

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