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The Tempest

Overview


Genre :

Romance, Drama

Release Date :

December 10, 2010

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Julie Taymor

Starring :

Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Ben Wishaw, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, David Strathairn, Reeve Carney

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : B-

“..theatrically ambitious, musically busy, and in the end cinematically inert..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 5

“..the result is cacophonous..”
by John P. McCarthy [Boxoffice Magazine]
“..so kitschy, yet curiously drab and banal..”
by Leslie Felperin [Variety]
2 of 4

“..reimagining or gender-bending the works of William Shakespeare..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
3 of 5

“..lacks some of the magical qualities that lifts its story into the realms of classic fantasy..”
by Derek Malcolm [This Is London]
“..lacks a pulse..”
by Ernest Hardy [Village Voice]
2 of 4

“..it does fundamentally fail Shakespeare's play..”
by Aaron Cutler [Slant Magazine]
“..feeling and fantasy packed into the prose and poetry of the script..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
Review rate : B-

“..doesn't offer much in the way of forward momentum..”
by Keith Phipps [A.V. Club]
“..a great and awful film..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]

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