I've watched Baraka several times, and it's never failed to look absolutely amazing in motion to my eyes. I just watched a good chunk of it again last night after having my display calibrated, and it looked better than ever. It's demo material for anyone who comes over to check out my displays and I've yet to hear a negative peep about it.
After retreiving my jaw from the floor following my first viewing of it and discovering the thread on it here deriding it for how awful it looked, I stopped bothering to read the majority of the screencaps threads. The hyperbole gets thick to say the least.
Now, I don't expect to be thrilled with Gladiator as its problems seem far more glaring than on most titles, but I'll certainly reserve final judgement for when I've actually sat and watched it.