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Based on 32 Reviews
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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

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Martius comes to a bad end, while Mr. Fiennes achieves a great beginning. As a director, his grasp exceeds his daring reach, and his performance stands as a chilling exemplar of psychomartial ferocity. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Brian Cox is especially good, and slippery, as Menenius, a Roman senator. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Here, in his best performance since "Spider," Fiennes plays the snarling, entitled general Caius Martius Coriolanus, whose bloody brow and bald head are stained with what's left of his soldiers. show more

  • 100
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in Coriolanus as William Shakespeare's Rambo in a production that delivers heavyweight screen acting at its best. show more

  • 65
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Fiennes works hard to keep the rhythm going: He stages hand-to-hand combat sequences and knife fights as if he were making a smart action movie, not adapting Shakespeare, which is precisely the point. show more

  • 100
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    That action is bloody, but Fiennes' choices as director are unassailably apt and artful. Coriolanus is a triumph. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    One of the pleasures of Fiennes' film is that the screenplay by John Logan ("Hugo," "Gladiator") makes room for as much of Shakespeare's language as possible. I would have enjoyed more, because such actors as Fiennes, Vanessa Redgrave and Brian Cox let the words roll trippingly off the tongue. 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

  • January 12, 2012 ve00000000110114
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    Gerry at his most Brilliant! An Oscar worthy role for certain!

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