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Bob Mondello Review: 'Troy'

Troy, a movie starring Brad Pitt as the heroic warrior Achilles and based on Homer's epic poem The Iliad, opens in theaters Friday. NPR's Bob Mondello says the film is a throwback to an earlier Hollywood era of sword and sandal epics.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.