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GO!, Tonight, 8.30pm, M ( 2004)

Oliver Stone’s three­hour epic fol­lows the fi­nal eight years in the life of Alexan­der the Great. At 25, the war­rior king ( played by Colin Far­rell, pic­tured) had con­quered the en­tire known world by 331BC, af­ter a se­ries of bloody con­flicts against the Per­sian Em­pire, Egypt and In­dia. Fea­tur­ing a run­ning his­tory les­son nar­rated by An­thony Hop­kins as wise old Ptolemy, Stone tries too hard — it’s an un­fo­cused mess that, against all odds, does en­ter­tain. The ridicu­lously coif­fured Far­rell is aw­ful, and the other ac­tors — in­clud­ing Val Kilmer, An­gelina Jolie and Rosario Daw­son — don’t come away un­scathed.

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