Napoleon Review: An epic waste of time, talent and money


Capsule Review: Napoleon is unimaginative, uninspired, and unrelentingly dry. The score and sound design are masterful, but Scott expects them to do too much work in this inert bolder of a story. It's doesn't even give good costume drama - and I say that as a lover of costume dramas. 

Listen as Ro chats with Kriss about how Ridley Scott tricked her into watching a film that turns pivotal historical characters into Looney Tunes caricatures and makes such a criminal waste of Vanessa Kirby that Ro demands Scott fight her. 

Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: David Scarpa

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim
Runtime:  2 Hours 38 Minutes

Synopsis:  [Alllegedly] based on the true story of Napoleon Bonaparte, primarily depicting the French leader's rise to power as well as his relationship with Empress Joséphine

Napoleon opns in theaters November 22, 2023

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