Few laughs and little sex

New DVDs: While "U-571" successfully revives old modes of entertainment, the only ones having fun in "Gladiator" are the man-eating tigers.


Read by Michael Sragow
November 7, 2000 2:17AM (UTC)

Salon columnist Michael Sragow was a movie critic and editor at Rolling Stone, and now writes on film for the New Yorker and other publications. Listen to his weekly audio recordings discussing movies and DVDs.

This week Sragow takes a look at the film "> and how director Jonathan Mostow successfully uses contemporary savvy to revive old modes of entertainment, and at why the only ones having fun in "Gladiator" are the man-eating tigers.

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