Review: Spartacus or How I learnt to live away from Hollywood - This is Kubrick's farewell to Hollywood. I would have liked to be a fly on the wall. I. I've got your guide to binging on the gladiator drama right here: Read on for a roundup of links to reviews and interviews I published during the. Spartacus is a more action-packed – and more entertaining – show the London Review of Books, or broadsheet newspapers such as this. The man who plays Spartacus sleepwalks through most scenes, looking as if he's forgotten where he left his clothes. Before the final season began, DeKnight discussed why it was time to end the show. I am sorry, but the Movie Spartacus mainly featured Kirk Douglas staring. Horrible writing, acting, special effects. I haven't seen a ton of clear-eyed assessments of how intelligently these elements were deployed during the show's run. You can't really disobey your master when humiliation, rape, torture and death lie just a whim away. Frequently Asked Questions Q: Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Forgive me, the I Am Spartacus did not come from the pen of the darkest misanthropist who ever lived. It gets better fairly quickly. The 2 inspiration points for the series are clearly "Gladiator", for the concept, a man fighting for something and using the crowd of the arena to achieve his goal, and "" for the special effects.