Julius Caesar

1953, History/Drama, 2h 1m

22 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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A sterling cast gives Shakespeare's tale of betrayal and reprisals body and fine form, with Marlon Brando displaying a galvanizing command over the Bard's language. Read critic reviews

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Brutus (James Mason) is convinced by a scheming band of Roman senators, led by Caius Cassius (John Gielgud), that his dear friend Julius Caesar (Louis Calhern) intends to dissolve the republic and install himself as monarch, and he joins a conspiracy to assassinate him. Brutus stirringly defends his actions, but when Mark Antony (Marlon Brando) responds with a speech that plays upon the crowd's love for their fallen leader, a battle between the two factions is assured.

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  • Mar 12, 2022
    Brando really is suprisingly good here (the rest of the cast is as great as you expect) and I like how this adaptation reduces the play to it's essential pieces which allows for the plot to move quickly.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 11, 2021
    Quality production and presentation, a historical tale told with vigor, and some savvy interpretation of Shakesperian dialogue by studied tradespeople at the height of their craft are all true reasons to seek this one out. It nearly seems to be a lost relic so little do I hear people speak of it when hashing about "classic cinema" but I think it rates. Brando's "I come to bury Caesar" speech is a reason to forgive humanity its failings.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 14, 2017
    In this movie, you have the world's greatest playwright (Shakespeare) combined with one of the world's greatest actors (Brando), two other fantastic talents (Mason and Gielgud), and a compelling historical tale (the assassination of Julius Caesar and resulting civil war). On paper, this should be an extraordinary film. And I have to say, the scenes with Brando right after the assassination are compelling (the one in private ending with him raging "Cry 'Havoc!'", and of course the address to the crowd), even if he slips on a word or two. Watch it primarily for those, because the rest of the film, while erudite and worth watching, just doesn't translate as well. I disliked Louis Calhern as Caesar as he didn't have the right bearing or presence. Director Mankiewicz is faithful, perhaps too faithful, to the original, though adapting the play may have been a damned if you do, damned if you don't type situation. Regardless, there are elements that shine with Shakespeare's beautiful words, and there are other elements that fall flat.
    Antonius B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 15, 2013
    This adaptation of Shakespeare is, like the play, more interested in the post Caesar world than the title character. Brando gives us the most realistic Antony speech that I have ever seen. Mason and Gielgud are tremendous as the villains.
    John B Super Reviewer

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