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Napoleon Review: Ridley Scott & Joaquin Phoenix Delivers Fine Historic Extravaganza

Ridley Scott has never been shy to show off his skills with running huge sets but this time he has a lot more than expected in his account for highly anticipated Joaquin Phoenix starrer Napoleon.

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Ridley Scott has never been shy to show off his skills with running huge sets but this time he has a lot more than expected in his account for highly anticipated Joaquin Phoenix starrer Napoleon.

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The film opens during the French Revolution, as Bonaparte ascends the political ladder of France with his war acumen above all else. Further as the story goes ahead Bonaparte’s character take his turns. Script Writer David Scarpa has tried to put a lot of Emperor’s life into the running time given, which makes it little difficult for the audiences to understand and connect in a surreal way.

Viewers may get lost in the first few minutes but as the story moves Ridley Scott makes sure that no one misses a moment later. Vanessa Kirby catches all the attention throughout playing Josephine, Napoleon’s first wife. As the history reads the story revolves around her whole time and one may get confuses if the movie is giving historic, political or romantic drama vibes.

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Having said that, Ridley Scott has delivered a descent job at capturing the true essence of the history. Battlefield sequences are filled with energy and passion, while detailing in set designs has been taken into consideration more than anything. One and major lacking point is the screenplay and the ability to connect or make viewers understand in a simple manner than taking long routes.

Simply, it’s a treat to watch for the history or war cine-lovers though normal viewers may have to accompany atleast one of those fans of history books.

Rating: 3/5

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