How to Watch Napoleon – Release Date and Streaming Status

Legendary director Ridley Scott is back with a sprawling historical drama about the rise and fall of French Emporer Napoleon Bonaparte. The film is pitched as “a spectacle-filled action epic,” with Oscar-winner Joaquin Phoenix playing the controversial 19th-century leader. You can read our review of Napoleon for an idea of what to expect from the film.

Napoleon will be in theaters this week. If you’re wondering how and where to watch it, take a look at the info below.

Where to Watch Napoleon – Showtimes and Streaming

Napoleon will be in theaters beginning tomorrow afternoon with a wider release date of November 22. To find when and where you can watch the movie near you, check the local showtime listings at the main theater sites below:

Napoleon Streaming Release Date

Napoleon will eventually be released on Apple TV+, as the movie was financed and produced by Apple.

Apple’s streaming site notes Napoleon will come to the service “at a later date,” though no specific window is given. Many Apple-produced films have a limited, one-week theatrical window before coming to streaming. However, for its wider releases, such as Killers of the Flower Moon and Napoleon, Apple extends that window. As noted by The New York Times, Killers of the Flower Moon won’t hit Apple TV+ until 45 days after its theatrical debut at the earliest. Assuming Apple has set a similar window of theatrical exclusivity for Napoleon, the earliest we could see it on streaming is January 6, 2024.

What Is Napoleon About?

Napoleon is a historical drama set around 18th-/19th-century French military leader and eventual Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Here’s the official synopsis:

Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte’s relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.

Napoleon Cast

Napoleon was written by David Scarpa. It was directed by Ridley Scott and stars the following actors:

  • Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Vanessa Kirby as Empress Josephine
  • Tahar Rahim as Paul Barras
  • Mark Bonnar as Jean-Andoche Junot

Napoleon Rating and Runtime

Napoleon is Rated R for strong violence, some grisly images, sexual content, and brief language. The film runs for a total of 2 hours and 38 minutes including credits.

Jordan covers games, shows, and movies as a freelance writer for IGN.

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