Titus (1999)



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

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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.
R (for strong violence and sexual images)
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Anthony Hopkins
as Titus Andronicus
Jessica Lange
as Tamora
Alan Cumming
as Saturninus
Colm Feore
as Marcus
James Frain
as Bassianus
Osheen Jones
as Young Lucius
Raz Degan
as Alarbus
Matthew Rhys
as Demetrius
Kenny Doughty
as Quintus
Blake Ritson
as Mutius
Colin Wells
as Martius
Ettore Geri
as Priest
Laura Fraser
as Lavinia
Tresy Taddei
as Little Girl
Giacomo Gonnella
as Sempronius
Carlo Medici
as Valentin
Emanuele Vezzoli
as Goth Leader
Herman Weiskopf
as Goth Soldier
Cristopher Ahrens
as Goth Soldier
Vito Fasano
as Goth General
Maurizio Rapotec
as Goth Lieutenant
Bruno Bilotta
as Roman Captain
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Critic Reviews for Titus

All Critics (75) | Top Critics (22)

A conditional victory.

Full Review… | June 16, 2008
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | April 26, 2007
New York Observer
Top Critic

A striking addition to the Shakespeare filmography.

Full Review… | February 8, 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 20, 2005
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

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

April 25, 2003
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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

May 10, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Titus

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

Christian C
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
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
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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