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The Tempest


Rated PG-13 for some nudity, suggestive content and scary images.

PG-13 In Theaters 12/10/2010 , 110min.
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Critic score based on 27 reviews

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August 04, 2012
Impossible, sexist, and an insult to the Bard,
September 24, 2011
Definitely a disappointing and boring movie
August 23, 2011
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!!!!
August 04, 2011

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

The Hollywood Reporter
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. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Ms. Taymor's overscaled sense of stage spectacle can be impressive and effective, even moving, but her three-dimensional, high-volume compositions translate awkwardly into the cosmos of cinema, which turns her pageantry into mummery and the physical exuberance she likes to draw from performers into mugging. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
In the face of The Tempest, the stormy tragicomedy of rage, romance and redemption that is among Shakespeare's last and greatest works, Julie Taymor, a filmmaking savant of extraordinary vision and voice, suddenly and surprisingly folds. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
The film simply doesn't come together fluidly. Smaller parts aren't on par with the lead role, and special effects are overdone and cheesy. At times, the essence of Shakespeare's poetry is drowned out. Full Review
Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
The film lacks a pulse. There's sound and fury, but the result is more drizzle than tempest. Full Review

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