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  1. When Does The Napoleon Movie Come Out? Theatrical And Streaming Release Dates
  2. The Cast Of 'Napoleon'
  3. What Is The Napoleon Movie About?
  4. Official Trailers
  5. 'Napoleon' Movie Reviews

When Does The Napoleon Movie Come Out? Everything You Need To Know About Ridley Scott's Napoleon Movie

Renowned filmmaker Ridley Scott, known for classics like Gladiator and Blade Runner, is set to embark on another historical epic, this time delving into the life of the famed French military commander, Napoleon Bonaparte. In the upcoming film, titled "Napoleon," Oscar Recipient for Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix takes on the central role, promising an epic cinematic experience.

When Does The Napoleon Movie Come Out? Theatrical And Streaming Release Dates

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The much-anticipated "Napoleon" is scheduled to hit UK cinemas on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Following its theatrical release, the film will make its way to Apple TV+, although the streaming debut date is yet to be announced. Speaking to Empire Magazine (via World of Reel), Ridley Scott has also disclosed that a four-hour director's cut will be available on the platform, providing audiences with an extended and immersive version of the historical saga.
With a runtime of 157 minutes and 43 seconds (2 hours, 37 minutes, and 43 seconds), Napoleon falls within the epic category. The film has been rated R by the MPAA, indicating strong violence, grisly images, sexual content, and brief language. For more information, visit the Napoleon movie's official website.

The Cast Of 'Napoleon'

As per the film's IMDb page, the full star-studded list of actors appearing in the film is as below:
  • Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France
  • Vanessa Kirby as Empress Joséphine, formerly Joséphine de Beauharnais
  • Tahar Rahim as Paul Barras
  • Ben Miles as Caulaincourt
  • Ludivine Sagnier as Theresa Cabarrus, Madame Tallien
  • Matthew Needham as Lucien Bonaparte
  • Youssef Kerkour as Marshal Davout
  • Phil Cornwell as Sanson 'The Bourreau'
  • Édouard Philipponnat as Tsar Alexander I of Russia
  • Ian McNeice as TBD
  • Paul Rhys as Talleyrand
  • Catherine Walker as Marie Antoinette, former Queen of France
  • Gavin Spokes as Moulin
  • John Hollingworth as Marshal Ney
  • Mark Bonnar as Jean-Andoche Junot
  • Anna Mawn as The Archduchess Marie-Louise
  • Davide Tucci as Lazare Hoche
  • Sam Crane as Jacques-Louis David
  • Scott Handy as Marshal Berthier

What Is The Napoleon Movie About?

'Napoleon' focuses on the tumultuous relationship between Napoleon and Joséphine during his ascent to power amid the French Revolution. The film is described as a spectacle-filled action epic, showcasing Bonaparte's journey through the lens of his intense relationship with Josephine. It promises visionary military and political tactics, coupled with dynamic, practical battle sequences.
The film's official synopsis reads:
Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar®-winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte's relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.

Official Trailers

The released trailers offer a glimpse into the grandeur of the film, featuring naval battles, courtly dances, and political intrigue. The cinematic scale, orchestrated by Ridley Scott, promises breathtaking sequences and a deep dive into historical events. The second trailer, released on October 18, 2023, emphasized the scale of the film and the complex relationship between Napoleon and Josephine.
Official Trailer 1
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'Napoleon' Movie Reviews

As of the moment of writing, 'Napoleon' currently has an overall Rotten Tomatoes score of 79% and a Metacritic score of 70. The film is praised for Joaquin Phoenix's and Vanessa Kirby's performances, excellent cinematography, and robustly choreographed combat sequences. On the other hand, 'Napoleon' is also criticized for its long runtime and scale.

Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian said:

"Phoenix is the key to it all: a performance as robust as the glass of burgundy he knocks back: preening, brooding, seething and triumphing."

Ross Bonaime from Collider said:

"Napoleon is a grand film, both in terms of Scott creating a story with a size we’ve rarely seen from him, and the bold, large choices made by a completely game Phoenix."

Alonso Duralde from The Film Verdict said:

"The film’s epic nature embraces not only size and scope but also the exquisite craftsmanship on display, from the detail work of Janty Yates and Dave Crossman’s costumes to cinematographer Dariusz Wolski’s ability to differentiate a successful battle from a disastrous one simply through his lighting choices."

Brian Tallerico from said:

"Say what you will about Scott’s most divisive movies—they’re usually big swings with big ideas. What’s so disheartening about “Napoleon” is how small it ultimately feels."

David Rooney from The Hollywood Reporter said:

"For all its brawn and atmosphere and robustly choreographed combat, this is a distended historical tapestry too sprawling to remain compelling, particularly when its focus veers away from the central couple."

As the curtain rises on November 22, 2023, audiences worldwide eagerly await Ridley Scott's Napoleon. With a stellar cast, a nuanced narrative, and Scott's directorial finesse, the film is poised to make a significant mark in the genre of historical dramas. For more news regarding upcoming blockbuster movies, stay tuned to AUBTU.BIZ.

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