• The Tempest (2010)

The Tempest

Release Date: December 10th, 2010

DVD Release Date: December 20th, 2011

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

Director: Julie Taymor

Genres: Drama , Fantasy

Production Co: Chartoff/Hendee, TalkStory Productions

Keywords: Rivalry, Escape, Daughter, Son, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    Veering between the windswept and the simply windy, The Tempest, I suspect, will provoke purists and only intermittently win the attention of less interested parties. show more

  • 50
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    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

  • 50
    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. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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