Is "Caligula" a good movie to stream online?


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"Caligula" is not a good movie to stream online because it is not licensed for legal streaming through U.S. streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu, as of September 2015. The movie is available legally on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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"Caligula" received largely mixed to negative reviews. Film critics and publications that gave it poor reviews include Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, The Globe and Mail, and New York Magazine. As of 2015, it maintains an average approval rating of 24 percent on the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes.

The original theatrical version of "Caligula" does not have an MPAA rating, but the producers state that it is not appropriate for viewers under the age of 18. An R-rated version of the film cuts out some of the explicit content, but this version is still inappropriate for viewers under the age of 17. As of 2015, the unrated version of "Caligula" is banned in some jurisdictions, including the entire country of Australia. The unrated version has only been legal in the United Kingdom since 2008.

The film stars Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren and Peter O'Toole and is written by Gore Vidal. Both Malcolm McDowell and Helen Mirren provide commentary on the DVD release, which includes both the unrated theatrical version and the later R-rated cut of the film.

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