Gladiator was directed by Ridley Scott and was released in 2000. The movie stars Russell Crow as a war general named Maximus. Joaquin Phoenix plays Commodus who is the heir to the Roman Empire. After Commodus murders his father for the throne he exiles Maximus for not swearing his allegiance to him. Maximus eventually gets sold into slavery and becomes a gladiator. Now as a gladiator he must fight for his freedom so he can seek his revenge on Commodus.Gladiator is an exceptional film that won 5 Oscars, one being best film. The movie currently has a rating of 77% on Rotten Tomatoes and I hope you enjoy this action paced adventure.