2023 Drama | History

An epic that details the checkered rise and fall of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his wife, Josephine.

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by Brian Lloyd
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'Napoleon' succeeds in its battle scenes, but is thwarted by its ambition

Risen from humble beginnings, Napoleon Bonaparte (Joaquin Phoenix) finds himself endlessly victorious in battle, but constantly finds himself in thrall to his unfaithful wife Josephine (Vanessa Kirby) and at odds with the political landscape of post-Revolution France and his ambitions abroad, all of which bring him into conflict with Tsar Alexander (Edouard Philipponnat) and the Duke of Wellington (Rupert Everett)...

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