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2009 M Contains violence.

Alexandria, Egypt 391 A.D. The world changed forever.

As Christianity gains steam in Roman Egypt toward the end of the fourth century A.D., a young slave (Max Minghella) weighs his desire for freedom against his growing love for his mistress (Rachel Weisz), an atheist as well as a professor of philosophy. Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar (The Others) directs this epic drama based on the life of Hypatia of Alexandria, a noted Greek scholar and mathematician.

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122 minutes

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2.35:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 5.1; Spanish Dolby Digital Stereo

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4 by Romojo

The story covers the last Greek philosopher in the Alexandrian library (Hypatia - played well by Rachael Weisz) as the country is in religious turmoil. The story is intelligent - ignore the Fatso blurb... Read more

5 by harris nz

Agora is simply incredible and thought provoking. It's worth seeing as a great historical piece and look at one of the greatest woman to ever live. We love that this foreign, intellectual and independent... Read more

1.5 by zerostudy

More of a religious/philosophical exercise than entertainment. The christians are portrayed as ratbags, the jews are portrayed as ratbags, and, of course most of the Romans except the heroine and her... Read more

1 by ElsieV

Absolutely ridiculous shallow film - incredibly cliched and badly done. The crowd scenes reminded me of Life of Brian (but without the humour)- put a bunch of extras into biblical type robes, give... Read more

2.5 by Iamthelizardqueen.

Tho lavish, it's so awkwardly mishandled that you feel somewhat embarrassed for it; Weisz gives an earnest performance but both the action + interpersonal are stunted + cringe-inducing. Hypatia deserves better.

2 by Ngozi

An interesting account of the history but probably not very accurate. A good performance by the lead actress but the good in terms of movie making probably stops about there. We were entertained but... Read more

1 by addy

This is a seriously odd film, that feels more like a History Channel effort than a major film. I thought it was an epic mess, and at times unintentionally funny.

2.5 by EziWriter

Interesting but only mildly entertaining. The writers had to improvise much of the script, but erred on the side of dull and understated. The director seems conflicted, and I couldn't figure out what... Read more

4 by movieholic

I really enjoyed this movie, and the wonder of Hypatia.

5 by Mike9

This movie is based on historical fact. It is well written and acted. I would recommend it to anyone interested in ancient history around the time of the roman empire. It kept my interest over the 2 hours anyway.