Titus (1999)



Critic Consensus: The movie stretches too long to be entertaining despite a strong cast.

Movie Info

In this epic tale of revenge, Anthony Hopkins stars as Titus Andonicus, the Roman general who sows the seeds of vengeance when he executes the son of the enemy Queen, played by Jessica Lange. The repercussions of his action are revealed when the vindictive woman becomes the new wife of the Roman Emperor.

Rating: R (for strong violence and sexual images)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Julie Taymor
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 15, 2000
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as Titus Andronicus

as Saturninus

as Marcus

as Bassianus

as Young Lucius

as Alarbus

as Demetrius

as Quintus

as Mutius

as Martius

as Lavinia

as Little Girl

as Sempronius

as Valentin

as Goth Leader

as Goth Soldier

as Goth Soldier

as Goth General

as Goth Lieutenant

as Roman Captain
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Critic Reviews for Titus

All Critics (80) | Top Critics (22)

A conditional victory.

Full Review… | June 17, 2008
Top Critic

A consistently absorbing entertainment that never becomes either campy or facetious, given its inescapable exaggerations.

Full Review… | April 27, 2007
New York Observer
Top Critic

A striking addition to the Shakespeare filmography.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Hopkins unwisely echoes his performance as Hannibal Lecter, but Lange rises to the occasion with a mesmerizingly in-your-face portrait of mother love gone haywire.

Full Review… | July 21, 2005
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Along with everything else, the acting styles here clash, though the dissonance serves the drama's bellicose theme.

Full Review… | April 25, 2003
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Jessica Lange as Tamora, the captured Goth queen, seethes with sexuality and vengeance.

May 11, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Titus

My favorite Shakespeare movie. Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange are terrific. Visually impressive.

Christian C

Super Reviewer


Fantastic crazy fun, Shakespeare was truly ahead of it's time. Hopkins was great, same goes for the rest of the cast, specially Lennix and Cumming.

Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

I was captured once tied and beaten for 3 days, I suffered less pain from that, then this movie. But it just goes to show you I WILL WATCH ANYTHING! Have to admit that the costumes were out of this world, and Anthony Hopkins proves he can play any part with 100 percent success, but I can only put one star on it, Now will someone take of these handcuffs and untie me.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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