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Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim, Ben Miles, Ludivine Sagnier, Matthew Needham, Youssef Kerkour, Phil Cornwell
Sony and Apple TV+ epic historical action drama directed by Ridley Scott. Napoleon (2023) details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (Joaquin Phoenix). We follow Bonaparte’s relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine (Vanessa Kirby), showcasing his famous battles, and his visionary military and political tactics.
We’ll add the best quotes once the movie is released and we’ve had a chance to watch it, but for now, here’s a small selection.
Paul Barras: [to Napoleon] No doubt you’ve seen the chaos in the streets.
Paul Barras: [to Napoleon] We must make an example or France will fall.
Paul Barras: [to Napoleon] What would you do if this assignment of defense was transferred to you?
Napoleon Bonaparte: I promise you brilliant successes.
Empress Josephine: What is this costume you have on?
Napoleon Bonaparte: This is my uniform. I led the French victory at Toulon.
Empress Josephine: What is your name?
Napoleon Bonaparte: Napoleon.
Empress Josephine: Has the course of my life just changed, Napoleon?
Napoleon Bonaparte: I am destined for greatness. But those in power only see me as a sword.
Talleyrand: [to Napoleon] I suggest you take the throne as king.
Napoleon Bonaparte: Shall we vote?
Sanson ‘The Borreau’: [referring to Napoleon] This vermin has held the world hostage with his egotism and his lack of simple good manners.
Empress Josephine: [to Napoleon] You think you’re great. You’re just a tiny little brute that is nothing without me.
Napoleon Bonaparte: All of Europe is uniting forces against me.
Empress Josephine: What’s the outcome of this if you don’t succeed?
General: Your majesty, we are discovered.
Napoleon Bonaparte: Good.
Soldier: Ice! It’s a trap!
Napoleon Bonaparte: I’m the first to admit when I make a mistake. I simply never do.