Titanic (1997)



Critic Consensus: A mostly unqualified triumph for James Cameron, who offers a dizzying blend of spectacular visuals and old-fashioned melodrama.

Movie Info

This spectacular epic re-creates the ill-fated maiden voyage of the White Star Line's $7.5 million R.M.S Titanic and the tragic sea disaster of April 15, 1912. Running over three hours and made with the combined contributions of two major studios (20th Century-Fox, Paramount) at a cost of more than $200 million, Titanic ranked as the most expensive film in Hollywood history at the time of its release, and became the most successful. Writer-director James Cameron employed state-of-the-art digital … More

Rating: PG-13 (for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: James Cameron
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 10, 2012
Box Office: $57.9M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


as Jack Dawson

as Rose DeWitt Bukater

as Cal Hockley

as Molly Brown

as Ruth DeWitt Bukater

as Brock Lovett

as Capt. Smith

as Bruce Ismay

as Thomas Andrews

as Spicer Lovejoy

as Fabrizio

as Second Officer Charl...

as Fifth Officer Harold...

as Lizzy Calvert

as Col. Archibald Gradi...

as Lewis Bodine

as Bobby Buell

as 1st Officer Murdoch

as Chief Officer Wilde

as Second Officer Charl...

as Anatoly Milkailavich

as Tommy Ryan

as Quartermaster Rowe

as Quartermaster Hichen...

as Master At Arms

as Rose (Older)

as John Jacob Astor

as Madeleine Astor

as Benjamin Guggenheim

as Madame Aubert

as Irish Mommy

as Harold Bride, Junio...

as 3rd Class Woman

as Trudy Bolt

as Sir Duff Gordon

as Lady Duff Gordon

as Countess of Rothes

as Wallace Hartley

as Irish Man

as Bert Cartmell

as Cora Cartmell

as Fourth Officer Boxha...

as 6th Officer Moody

as Frederick Fleet

as Lookout Lee

as Jack Phillips

as Chief Baker Joughin

as Father Byles

as Ida Straus

as Isidor Straus

as Irish Little Boy

as Irish Little Girl

as Cal's Crying Girl

as Cal's Crying Girl

as 1st Class Husband

as Chief Engineer Bell

as Leading Stoker Barre...

as Carpenter John Hutch...

as Elevator Operator

as Scotland Road Stewar...

as 1st Class Waiter

as Promenade Deck Stewa...

as Steward No. 1

as Steward No. 2

as Steward No. 3

as Steward No. 4

as Hold Steward No. 1

as Hold Steward No. 2

as 1st Class Steward

as Stairwell Steward

as Steward Barnes

as Titanic Porter

as Olaf Dahl

as Bjorn Gunderson

as Olaus Gunderson

as Slovakian Father

as Slovakian 3 Year Old...

as Praying Man

as Man in Water

as Mother at Stern

as Woman in Water

as Syrian Man

as Syrian Woman

as Chinese Man

as Olaf

as Pubkeeper

as Carpathia Steward

as News Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Titanic

All Critics (179) | Top Critics (51)

Cameron has devised a tender love story between Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio that serves as the main focus of Titanic's storyline, and it works beautifully.

Full Review… | February 25, 2014
Top Critic

If computer-generated special effects have overpowered human-generated drama, Cameron seizes that dangerously cold technology and recasts it as dream and delirium, profoundly human in its sources and longings.

Full Review… | February 25, 2014
New York Daily News
Top Critic

The execution is state-of-the-art and breathtaking. Titanic offers the full compass of courage and cowardice, and it stands as an achievement that truly is a night to remember at the movies.

Full Review… | February 25, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Titanic provides an absorbing blend of historical fact and old-fashioned Hollywood tearjerking.

Full Review… | February 25, 2014
AV Club
Top Critic

Titanic is indeed a ship of dreams. Climb aboard and bon voyage.

Full Review… | February 25, 2014
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Take one of history's most compelling tragedies, tell it through the lives of two engaging young lovers and show it with some of the best-ever special effects and you have a dazzling, exciting movie that is also poignant and personal.

Full Review… | February 25, 2014
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Titanic


Benjamin Guggenheim: No, thank you. We are dressed in our best and are prepared to go down as gentlemen. But, we would like a brandy.

"Collide With Destiny"

Titanic is a movie I've seen countless times since I was a little kid and it came out. This movie is one that seems to polarize people to extremes. Some love it and will call it one of the best movies they've seen and others will hate it and label it one of the worst. As far as where I stand on it today, I still believe it is a very good film that benefits from marvelous special effects.

Jack wins his way onto the Titanic in a poker game and runs into first class rich girl, Rose, when she is hanging off the end of the ship, apparently about to commit suicide. Jack saves her and they start spending a lot of time together, which really pisses off Rose's rich, but unpleasant fiancÚ, Cal Hockley. The story is told by the 102 year old Rose, as treasure seeker Brock Lovett searches for a diamond that was given to Rose by Cal on the boat.

The movie has its share of problems. The dialogue, at times, can be corny, as can the actions. The acting, while serviceable most of the time, has some terrible moments, especially from Billy Zane and Bill Paxton. Also, the film suffers slightly from its long run time. It's not something that bothers me a great deal, but had the film been cut by something like 20 or 30 minutes, it would have flowed a lot better.

Titanic isn't James Cameron's best film, but it is a majestic and epic one. I like Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as Jack and Rose, and I also really liked Kathy Bates as a first class passenger that has just come into her money. This isn't one of the best films ever, but it's, at times, fun, sad, infuriating, and joyful. There's an emotional rollercoaster going on here.

Melvin White

Super Reviewer

I saw this on DVD for the first time in 2014 as part of a DVD binge weekend during 4 days of snow. I liked it because it has a real story--although in retrospect the poor rich girl who was going to kill herself because her fiance was too rich or too controlling was a little over the top, but this is from the perspective of a woman (me) who has lived all that drama decades ago. The sets were outstanding. Really captured the sense of what it was like to be trapped on a sinking ship --talk about being trapped between the devil and the deep blue sea. The class warfare was interesting. Still fighting that. Nit pick: why did Rose keep the multi-million dollar necklace? It was given to her by someone she hated and it was more like a handcuff. And then why did she dump it into the ocean--I got that it was supposed to close a chapter on her life, but it was the wrong symbol. And she has this granddaughter--did she ever think maybe the granddaughter could use a little help paying off her student loans? As I say, those are nit picks, It was a good movie.

Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

Super Reviewer


Boy meets giri, boy loses girl, boy gets girl again. Its class struggle, snobby, stuck-up and boring rich folks (no cliche there) against the up-against-it but fun-loving poor folks (cliche, what cliche?). Who will win? The audience, duh, as Cameron trots out some really old horseflesh and smiles broadly. Down below, in the deep, in the dark, the passengers and crew wait, wait, wait for the last survivor.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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