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New York Times:
It was made, we suspect, for those who like grandeur and noise -- and no punctuation. It will probably be a vast success.
MGM's opulent version of ancient Rome circa 1951, with Peter Ustinov at his most whimsical doing honors as the mad Nero.
For sheer size, opulence and technical razzle-dazzle, Quo Vadis is the year's most impressive cinematic sight-seeing spree.
It does last virtually three hours, and along the way does have stretches of tedium, but LeRoy invests most of it with pace, true spectacle, and not a little imagination.
Quo Vadis is a super-spectacle in all its meaning.