The Tempest
The Tempest (2012)

Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: September 25, 2012
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Killian Fox
Observer (UK)

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.

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Jennifer Tate

An absorbingly raw and insightful docudrama, which brings together 17 young actors to present a 21st century retelling of a heartbreakingly relevant Shakespearean classic ...

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Mike McCahill

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.

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Kevin Harley
Total Film

Choppy cuts muddy the narrative, but the faith in grassroots art's motivational value resonates clearly.

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Rebecca Ellis
Little White Lies

Largely incoherent in its hyperactive attempt to cut edge.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Using the Bard as a route to examining British identity and the role of young people in society makes for interesting, occasionally insightful viewing.

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