What most of the the reviews above have failed to mention about this movie with all its evident faults is the evident attention of detail on behalf of the producers. With those with some historical background one will notice the many reference both visual a literary to the actual nature of Gallic society art and war. It seems most of the budget has gone to reproducing a number of well known, and some less known Celtic artifacts. From the helmets, skulls, sword hilts, shields, musical instruments, cloaks, cloak pins, shoes, combs, drinking vessels, habitations all are historically as accurate as possible with what we know of the period of the Vercingetorix resistance. The story is also faithfully followed while speculating that perhaps it is the actual way the Celts viewed war: as a pleasure and not a rational cruel science that led to their defeat. Their noble and boystrous natures are simply incapable of restraining their warlike natures.
Perhaps this movie has no ambition of being a Braveheart or a Gladiator, but of a being of a different order, i.e., educational. It is the only movie out there that accurately synthesizes and reproduces on living screen the customs and esthetics of the continental Celts. Because of its unique nature and educational value I give it the highest rating. Keep this in mind when you watch it and it will be an enjoyable historical ride.