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One of William Shakespeare's lesser-known plays, Titus Andronicus was staged in New York by award-winning theatrical director Julie Taymor in an acclaimed 1995 production, before her widely praised Broadway version of The Lion King. Taymor revisits that production for her first motion picture, with the addition of a star-studded cast. Roman General Titus Andronicus (Anthony Hopkins) has returned from defeating the Goths in a bloody battle, but the victory has left him with mixed feelings, as the war took the lives of several of his sons. Titus is reminded by his first-born son Lucius… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A conditional victory."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Hopkins unwisely echoes his performance as Hannibal Lecter, but Lange rises to the occasion with a mesmerizingly in-your-face portrait of mother love gone haywire."
‑ , Houston Chronicle
"...audaciously steps outside of the tradition when it comes to film adaptations of the bard's works, but it also does so much more: notably, find distinct meaning in a play where all notions of importance lacked a central point."
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
"At once mesmerizing and jarring to the point that the audience can never get comfortable in the film."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"Tecnicamente brilhante, esta inventiva adaptação traz ótimas atuações - com exceção de Cumming, que parece estar ensaiando para um revival de Rocky Horror Picture Show."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A consistently absorbing entertainment that never becomes either campy or facetious, given its inescapable exaggerations."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Along with everything else, the acting styles here clash, though the dissonance serves the drama's bellicose theme."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"This may just be the most striking and unsettling translation of Shakespeare ever committed to film."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"It's amazing how enjoyable Shakespeare can be when Kenneth Branagh isn't involved."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"The real star of the show is Lange."
‑ Jeanne Aufmuth, Palo Alto Weekly
"A striking addition to the Shakespeare filmography."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Jessica Lange as Tamora, the captured Goth queen, seethes with sexuality and vengeance."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"It's hard to see it matching the success of other recent adaptations of the Bard."
‑ Keith H. Brown, Eye for Film
"A true pleasure and a surprise."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Eager to allow Shakespeare's words to shine through as clearly as possible, Taymor shoots the dialogue scenes fairly straight, with a minimum of background action."
‑ John Wrathall, Sight and Sound
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