Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
Running Time:  126 min.
Release Date: June 11, 2010 (limited)
DVD: October 19, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 3.23
based on 248 votes and 61 reviews
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Cast: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom, Michael Lonsdale, Rupert Evans


Fourth century A.D. Egypt under the Roman Empire— Violent religious upheaval in the streets of Alexandria spills over into the city's famous Library. Trapped inside its walls, the brilliant astronomer Hypatia (Rachel Weisz) and her disciples fight to save the wisdom of the Ancient World. Among them, the two men competing for her heart: the witty, privileged Orestes (Oscar Isaac) and Davus (Max Minghella), Hypatia's young slave, who is torn between his secret love for her and the freedom he knows can be his if he chooses to join the unstoppable surge of the Christians.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Fernando Bovaira, Álvaro Augustín
Screenplay: Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil

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  • 5 stars "Finally an intelligent movie again!"
  • 5 stars "The movie is difficult to stomach for many for obvious reasons - but definitely lives up to the potential of the secularist answer as to why it is important to ask questions and prod and doubt, rather than act and accept the truths of all formal religions and ideologies."
  • 4 stars "Great story"
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