Action, Adventure, Biography Rated: R 158 min

Director Ridley Scott’s epic tale details the checkered rise and fall of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (Joaquin Phoenix) and his relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his wife, Josephine (The Crown‘s Vanessa Kirby). Cinematographer Dariusz Wolski shoots the battles, and Bonaparte’s ego, on a spectacularly grand scale.

Napoleon is consistently surprising partly because it doesn’t conform to the conventions of mainstream historical epics, which is especially true of its startling, adamantly unromanticized title character.” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
directed by
Ridley Scott
written by
David Scarpa
Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim
United States, United Kingdom