The Tempest
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film-making is rough and ready - Tempest looks like a student film and often sounds like a promotional video for Ovalhouse - but the cast is sympathetic and it's a pleasure to see them making the play their own."
‑ Killian Fox, Observer [UK]
"An absorbingly raw and insightful docudrama, which brings together 17 young actors to present a 21st century retelling of a heartbreakingly relevant Shakespearean classic ..."
‑ Jennifer Tate, ViewLondon
"The kids energise it, but it's a choppy jumble of good intentions and half-realised ideas, too wind-tossed in its structure to function even as a useful teaching aid."
‑ Mike McCahill, Guardian
"Choppy cuts muddy the narrative, but the faith in grassroots art's motivational value resonates clearly."
‑ Kevin Harley, Total Film
"Largely incoherent in its hyperactive attempt to cut edge."
‑ Rebecca Ellis, Little White Lies
"Using the Bard as a route to examining British identity and the role of young people in society makes for interesting, occasionally insightful viewing."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
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