• R, 2 hr. 42 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Julie Taymor
    In Theaters:
    Dec 24, 1999 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 15, 2000
  • Fox Searchlight
  • Titus
    2 minutes 44 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Titus Reviews

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David Keyes

...audaciously steps outside of the tradition when it comes to film adaptations of the bard's works, but it also does so much more: notably, find distinct meaning in a play where all notions of importance lacked a central point.

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 30, 2013
Todd McCarthy
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A conditional victory.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 17, 2008
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This may just be the most striking and unsettling translation of Shakespeare ever committed to film.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 5/5

March 26, 2008
Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film

It's hard to see it matching the success of other recent adaptations of the Bard.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 7, 2007
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

At once mesmerizing and jarring to the point that the audience can never get comfortable in the film.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2/4

July 14, 2007
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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A consistently absorbing entertainment that never becomes either campy or facetious, given its inescapable exaggerations.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 27, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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A striking addition to the Shakespeare filmography.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Ron Wells
Film Threat

It's amazing how enjoyable Shakespeare can be when Kenneth Branagh isn't involved.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005

Houston Chronicle
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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 Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B-

July 21, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

A true pleasure and a surprise.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: A-

April 9, 2005
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Tecnicamente brilhante, esta inventiva adaptação traz ótimas atuações - com exceção de Cumming, que parece estar ensaiando para um revival de Rocky Horror Picture Show.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2004
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

The real star of the show is Lange.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 14, 2003
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Along with everything else, the acting styles here clash, though the dissonance serves the drama's bellicose theme.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 25, 2003
John Wrathall
Sight and Sound

Eager to allow Shakespeare's words to shine through as clearly as possible, Taymor shoots the dialogue scenes fairly straight, with a minimum of background action.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

December 2, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Adds a wicked grin to the proceedings.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 25, 2002
David Poland
Hot Button

Taymor manages to play with images and music as effectively as Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet or McKellan's Richard III, yet weaves a tale so powerful and stark that it leave you breathless.

Full Review Source: Hot Button

May 31, 2002
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Relentless, brutal and equally witty...

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: A-

April 3, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A grim meditation on the enthralling power of violence.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

March 5, 2002
Alex Ramirez

...si esperan una versión de Shakespeare "alternativa" busquen algo light, como Romeo+Julieta, el remake relativamente reciente, pues Titus no se anda con rodeos.

February 14, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Lacks the subtlety and subtext to make the story really work on screen.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 10, 2001
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