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Coriolanus

Release Date: January 20th, 2012

DVD Release Date: May 29th, 2012

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

Production Co: Lonely Dragon

Keywords: Engaging , Revenge ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Ray BennettThe 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

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall 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 ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)