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The Tempest

PG-13| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
A shipwreck casts members of a royal court ashore on a mysterious island. Their fateful arrival is no accident, for it was engineered by Prospera (Helen Mirren), a sorceress whom these men banished, and who now plans to take vengeance on them. With the help of Caliban and Ariel, her sometimes-unwilling aides, Prospera brings her powers to bear on her former tormentors. Then love casts a spell on her daughter and the king's son, and Prospera is powerless to intervene.

Cast: Helen Mirren , Felicity Jones , Djimon Hounsou , Ben Whishaw , Reeve Carney , David Strathairn , Alan Cumming , Chris Cooper

Director: Julie Taymor

Genres: Drama, Fantasy

Distributor: Miramax Films

The Tempest (2010)

Release Date: December 10th, 2010|1 hr. 49 min.

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fan reviews ( 4 )
  • I found myself wishing that Taymor would turn off the sound and fury and let The Tempest speak for itself. My wish wasn't granted. show more

  • Far less daring than her 1999 "Titus," which took an electrifying, stylized approach of a lesser-known play, The Tempest in comparison looks disappointingly middle-of-the-road. show more

  • Despite dramatic Hawaiian locations, up-to-date visual effects and a bit of nontraditional casting, the movie feels not especially brave and far from new. show more

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  • August 04, 2012 hglewis1
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    Impossible, sexist, and an insult to the Bard,

  • September 24, 2011 roxiebellebr549
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    Definitely a disappointing and boring movie

  • August 23, 2011 ax00000000100466
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    This one of the worst movie of all time bar none, you want to waste your time or need something to put you to sleep then this would be the movie for you. sooooooooooo bad!!!!

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