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R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
Moving the classic tale of "Othello" onto the basketball courts of a high school, the story focuses on a young black man named Odin (Mekhi Phifer) who is convinced by a conniving best friend, Hugo (Josh Hartnett) that his girlfriend (Julia Stiles) is cheating on him. Of course, what Odin doesn't know is that Hugo is in fact motivated by his own jealousy of Odin's good fortune. It's a sticky situation in classic Shakespearean tradition.

Cast: Mekhi Phifer , Josh Hartnett , Julia Stiles , Andrew Keegan , Rain Phoenix , John Heard , Martin Sheen , Chris Freihofer

Director: Tim Blake Nelson

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

O (2001)

Release Date: May 26th, 2001|1 hr. 35 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    O has one advantage over "Othello" -- since it's a new movie, not a classic, it has the power to surprise. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Artful and emotionally compelling. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Stripped of its poetry, some of the devices of the tragedy of the Moor come off here as woefully contrived. show more

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