Agora

Alexandria, Egypt. 391 A.D. The World Changed Forever


Agora
Set in 391 A.D. at Alexandria in Egypt, this is the story of a remarkable woman caught up in empire-changing events. She was a polymath, continuing the family business of educating people. At the time, Christianity was on the rise, and she found herself directly involved in the battle between religion and science. The situation deteriorated into violence as the Christians struggled for dominance against the 'pagans', culminating in the horrendous torching of the library at Alexandria.

124 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence, Prejudice).
Adventure, Drama, Period piece, Romance, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom, Michael Lonsdale, Rupert Evans, Richard Durden, Sami Samir, Manuel Cauchi
Director
Alejandro Amenábar
ScreenplayAlejandro Amenábar
MusicDario Marianelli
CinematographyXavi Giménez
EditingNacho Ruiz Capillas
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byMod Producciones, Himenoptero, Telecinco Cinema, Canal+ Espana, Cinebiss

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHistorical, drama, epic
LanguageNone
NudityBrief non-sexual, infrequent, low impact
SexNone
ViolenceModerate to strong violence, brief, fairly bloody and graphic
PrejudiceReligious and gender prejudice in historical context
BlasphemyStrong in historical context
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer
5
Cape Times
Natasha Senjanovic quote iconEngaging parable on religious intolerance
10
Box Office
Barbera Goslawski quote iconFeaturing striking panoramas and diligently orchestrated battle scenes, Agora is a feast for the eyes.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThis is a movie about ideas, a drama based on the ancient war between science and superstition.
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconAs philosopher and astronomer Hypatia, Weisz gamely copes with the destruction of her beloved library but Amenabar’s efforts to align the era’s religious conflicts and culture wars with those of our own become thuddingly obvious, especially once the old-school brio of Agora’s first hour has gone the way of the Roman Empire.
5
Metacritic.com
21 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
69 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Noble goals and a gripping performance from Rachel Weisz can't save Agora from its muddled script, uneven acting, and choppy editing.
11

What the People say

Internet
9536 Netizens quote iconAtheists of all the world unite!
15

Average .. 52%

10

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