Quo Vadis Kick-starting an era of swords, sandals, and scantily clad slave girls, Mervyn LeRoy's gorgeously gaudy Quo Vadis details Rome under Nero (Ustinov) as he persecutes… Quo Vadis Kick-starting an era of swords, sandals, and scantily clad slave girls, Mervyn LeRoy's gorgeously gaudy Quo Vadis details Rome under Nero (Ustinov) as he persecutes…
Movie on DVD Review

Quo Vadis (2008)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 11, 2008; DVD Release Date: Nov 11, 2008; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Drama, Romance; With: Robert Taylor

Kick-starting an era of swords, sandals, and scantily clad slave girls, Mervyn LeRoy's gorgeously gaudy Quo Vadis details Rome under Nero (Ustinov) as he persecutes Christians and burns his city. Robert Taylor and Deborah Kerr round out a cast of, literally, thousands (30,000!) in an epic that, according to exhaustive EXTRAS (like critic F.X. Feeney's commentary), was almost directed by John Huston. Forget Gladiator; this is the quintessential historical spectacle. B+

Originally posted Nov 04, 2008 Published in issue #1020 Nov 14, 2008 Order article reprints