Learning and science fall into chaos and violence as what was once a non-violent culture war between Greco-Egyptian, Jewish, and Christian societies turns bloody. Deceitful way to show Christians as barbaric, Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2020. In this 2009 historical drama, the year is 391CE, and Hypatia teaches philosophy at the famous library at Alexandria but as the Roman Empire crumbles so tensions between ’Pagan’ and ’Christian’ grow. Actually this little disaster of a movie murdered history. The smart way it was presented was not that they said "this is exactly what happened in that era", but rather in a story telling kind of way, which makes it impossible to condemn this movie, but also impossible to believe it :) or trust that these events were true!! This film has done an excellent job of sifting through the dross as well as the meagre fifth century records to present a picture of one of the most intriguing figures in history. Several reasons this movie earned the one-star rating - 1) Within four minutes of the movie, there's a naked woman. Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2020. We know very little about the real woman, about her beliefs or about her teaching. Several reasons this movie earned the one-star rating - 1) Within four minutes of the movie, there's a naked woman. I tried hard to finish but just couldn't. Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2016. What I didn't like is the misleading story-telling of showcasing the church in its earliest forms as an absolutely barbaric and murderous gang hungry for power, when during those ages christians were being persecuted still (in other areas of the world). Set in ancient Egypt under Roman rule, AGORA follows the brilliant and beautiful astronomer Hypatia (Weisz) who leads a group of disciples fighting to save the wisdom of the Ancient World. The point of a movie is to either teach you, or inspire you, or at least make you feel better. Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2020. Without doubt a masterful recreation of the 4th Century world. “Ptolemy is not perfect, but, it works!” [Orestes], Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 13, 2017. The makers had the opportunity to bring an ancient period of history to light and they went the route of pure fantasy. The library in Alexandria burned in 48 BC........nearly 50 years before Christ was born. Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2020. ATTENTION HUMANS: THE LIBRARY AT ALEXANDRIA BURNED 50 YEARS BEFORE THE BIRTH OF CHRIST. The DVD quality was excellent, watched on a Panansonic 50" GT30. Select the department you want to search in. Hypatia of Alexandria was the greatest Greek philosopher you never heard of. Another biased movie from the left, painting Christianity as the worst thing that could happen to humanity. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 2, 2018. Historical accuracy aside, the underlying truth of our shared human history is represented here correctly enough. Worth watching but do your research after, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 27, 2014. Amid the troubles two men –one a slave, both desire Hypatia, but how long will it be before violence [and religion] overtakes all. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 21, 2020. Christians murdering people in the streets? Historically inaccurate as the library in this movie was destroyed by the Romans before Jesus' birth, and the lady was not killed by an angry mob of Christians. I am SO sick of that being a staple of Hollywood films; 2) The first scene shows a woman (Rachel Weisz) as a teacher of men (historically very inaccurate); and 3) Those murderous Christian "bad guys" (again, historically incorrect and a Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2020. Having said that; verily, I say unto you, my fellow Christians, we must never make these mistakes again, for it is written: 1] Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. A gory yet largely accurate telling of Hypatia's life, Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2017. Hypatia is often painted in sexist terminology or presented as symbol of a particular religious viewpoint, or of two opposing ones. In Agora we are treated to a sample of Hypatia's life both before and after Christian zealots destroyed the library entrusted to Hypatia's family, a sister library to the main library across town. Written & Directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos 2015, Greece - Germany - Qatar, 117min World Premiere at CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival… Epic. Im not going to pretend that the church never made any mistakes or that it was not at fault at some points and events in history, but to make Christians appear in this horrible portrait of power-hungry people is absolutely deceitful!
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