This movie is my definition of perfect. It balances everything perfectly from a brilliant cast, amazing cinematography, a damn near heartbreaking story, brutal fighting and war scenes to a just sheer awe inspiring ending. The story is one of my favourites and probably one of the best I've ever heard (seen?). It is raw awesomeness in its most awesome form. Seriously. Russell Crowe plays his role brilliantly as do all the actors in this movie.
The tale is rife with betrayal, murder, vengeance, and much much more. The fight scenes are great and visceral, especially the one at the beginning. Everything about this movie is great. If you're a fan of action/awesome plot/heartbreaking movies, than seriously get this.