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Film review

‘Pompeii’ not high art or flawless history, but it’s not half bad

Kit Harington plays Milo, aka “The Celt” and Emily Browning portrays Cassio in “Pompeii."
Photographer: TriStar Pictures
Kit Harington plays Milo, aka “The Celt” and Emily Browning portrays Cassio in “Pompeii."
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Pity Paul W.S. Anderson. He’s directed so many awful movies, most of them with “Resident Evil” and “Death Race” in the title, that Sony-Tristar ineptly elected to dump his “Pompeii” at the end of February, to hide it from movie critics until after the last minute. What Anderson delivers this one time is a genuine spectacle, a gladiator movie with a volcano in the middle of it. “Pompeii” has a first-rate effects team that re-creates ...

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