Agora movie review
Starring: Rachel Weisz
2009; 127 minutes
I've always been intrigued by the great, and ancient, philosophers. I used to want to be one in fact.
Agora tells the story of Hypatia (Weisz) the *female* philosopher, teacher, and scientist in about 300 AD.
The movie is very well done. I think it portrayed life for Hypatia very well. It does come across as a bit anti-Christian, but Hypatia was a professed atheist, so if it's going to "accurately" portray her life, then it probably should.
Agora is incredibly well done. It is very well made. I really enjoyed it. And, it really made me think. There are plenty of things to think about as / after watching Agora.
If you have any interest in science, Egypt, Rome (Roman occupied Egypt), women's rights, faith, and treating your neighbor as yourself, you should see this movie.
Below is what Agora looks like at Amazon