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R| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes), is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother (Vanessa Redgrave) to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with certain colleagues (James Nesbitt, Paul Jesson). When a riot results in his expulsion from Rome, Coriolanus seeks out his sworn enemy, Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler). Together, the pair vow to destroy the great city.

Cast: Ralph Fiennes , Gerard Butler , Brian Cox , Vanessa Redgrave , Jessica Chastain , John Kani , James Nesbitt , Paul Jesson

Director: Ralph Fiennes

Genres: Drama, War

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Coriolanus (2011)

Release Date: January 20th, 2012|2 hr. 2 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Think "The Hurt Locker," which shares a cinematographer in Barry Ackroyd with no damage to the Bard's bruising poetry. Neat trick. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Fiennes thrives under his own direction, but such is his sense of balance that everyone else thrives, too. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Vanessa Redgrave nimbly plays Coriolanus' mother, Volumnia, a blend of formidable stage mother and a puppeteering power behind the throne. show more

  • May 20, 2012 tw00000000104474
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    By far one of the most compelling and riveting and consummate story-telling i have seen in a a long time, a film which is all three! Go see it! Gerard in his most complete and perfect performances to date! I do not understand the reviewers here who comment that the film's dialogue is hard to understand. The Cinematography and storytelling is so revealing that one does not need to understand every dialogue to love and be entertained ! One note of advice to them, when reviewing a film or tv show at this day and age one should at least consider what's being aired or played in one's own country if not all contributions in the same language medium. Such as the very prominent Spartacus series from Starz, which has a lot english rhetoric in it 1/4 of which i couldn't make heads or tails of it even after watching Ralph Fienes' Corialanus

  • February 09, 2012 em19845
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    The modern day setting really didn\'t work for me in this and I just generally didn\'t care for the movie. Disappointing.

  • January 16, 2012 wolfensteed
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    The trailer makes the story look full of character. Gerard Butler doesn\'t pick bad movies. I believe this will be worth the money

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