Othello (1965)

As directed by Otto Schenk, this most unusual version of Giuseppe Verdi's 1887 opera Othello (adapted from Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name) isn't actually a stage-bound theatrical production. It was shot for German… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 15, 1965
DVD Release Date: August 14, 2007
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Phil Hall
Film Threat

Even with its imperfections and politically incorrect presentation, this film is a memorable achievement.

Cole Smithey

A great cinematic touchstone.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a bloated corpse of a movie, running a numbing 166 minutes with only Olivier's lifeblood to sustain it.

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Nick Davis
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It's a stagy and uneven enactment of the play, but what players on this stage!

Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Whether taken as a cultural relic or the definitive screen treatment, Othello demands to be seen for Olivier's bravura, high-wire performance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
The worst Olivier Shakespearean film that I have seen. Not only is Olivier shockingly displayed in blackface but the portrayal is no Hamlet or Henry V. Even the… More