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'Alexander,' Not-So-Great

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'Alexander,' Not-So-Great

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'Alexander,' Not-So-Great

'Alexander,' Not-So-Great

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Colin Ferrell surveys the battlefield in the title role of Alexander the Great. Warner Bros. hide caption

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Los Angeles Times movie critic Kenneth Turan says the film Alexander, starring Colin Ferrell as the conqueror Alexander the Great, plays like a fantasy self portrait of writer-director Oliver Stone.