• Coriolanus (2012)


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: Revenge, Engaging

Ratings & Reviews

  • 65
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    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
    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

  • 100
    Joe WilliamsSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

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

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