The French revolution is underway.
The year is 1798, Queen Marie Antionette faces the guillotine, which is witnessed by a young army officer called Napoleon Bonaparte.
When you see Ridley Scott’s name attached to a film, you know it’s going to be one not to miss.
Napoleon is a biographical drama focused on the man himself. His loves, his conquers and his difficulties.
The film focuses on the human side of Napoleon, somewhat based on his diary entries and accounts from those that were around at that time of history.
As Napoleon rises from the Revolution and sets forth to conquer lands and liberate France he is met with troubles both within his personal life, on the battle field and politically.
Truces are made, alliances won, then betrayed. Victory and defeat which eventually leads to Napoleon being exiled. Twice.
Joaquin Phoenix is flawless in his acting and assuming the role of the French warlord.
A man with a colourful and diverse history, and one blood soaked stamp on humanities timeline makes for one epic sized film.
You must watch Napoleon.
Running Time: 157 MIN
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim
Production Studio: Apple Studios, Scott Free Productions
Distributor: Columbia Pictures, Apple Original Films