Titanic (1997)

This spectacular epic re-creates the ill-fated maiden voyage of the White Star Line's $7.5 million R.M.S Titanic and the tragic sea disaster of April 15, 1912. Running over three hours and made with the combined contributions of two… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 19, 1997
DVD Release Date: September 10, 2012
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A mostly unqualified triumph for James Cameron, who offers a dizzying blend of spectacular visuals and old-fashioned melodrama.

Paul Tatara

Cameron has devised a tender love story between Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio that serves as the main focus of Titanic's storyline, and it works beautifully.

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Maria Schneider
AV Club

Titanic provides an absorbing blend of historical fact and old-fashioned Hollywood tearjerking.

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Jason Bailey

Sure, 'Titanic' may be corny, clumsy, and obvious-but the sincerity of its emotions and the power of its spectacle endure.

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Dave Kehr
New York Daily News

If computer-generated special effects have overpowered human-generated drama, Cameron seizes that dangerously cold technology and recasts it as dream and delirium, profoundly human in its sources and longings.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Titanic is indeed a ship of dreams. Climb aboard and bon voyage.

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Leah Rozen
People Magazine

DiCaprio and Winslet both deliver star-making performances.

Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

The execution is state-of-the-art and breathtaking. Titanic offers the full compass of courage and cowardice, and it stands as an achievement that truly is a night to remember at the movies.

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Joe Holleman
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Take one of history's most compelling tragedies, tell it through the lives of two engaging young lovers and show it with some of the best-ever special effects and you have a dazzling, exciting movie that is also poignant and personal.

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Serena Donadoni
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

It's a technically magnificent and emotionally wrenching experience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
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Candy Rose
The story starts in 1997 with the sole living survivor of the Titanic disaster. She reveals a love story between two classes on board the maiden voyage of the… More
Bathsheba Monk
I saw this on DVD for the first time in 2014 as part of a DVD binge weekend during 4 days of snow. I liked it because it has a real story--although in… More
Eugene Bernabe
The graphic peril mixed with undying romance is a compound for a monumental script and fantastic direction. Cameron makes, by-far, his greatest film with… More
Kevin M. Williams
Boy meets giri, boy loses girl, boy gets girl again. Its class struggle, snobby, stuck-up and boring rich folks (no cliche there) against the up-against-it but… More
Lucas Martins
Nice romantic movie, but certally doesn't had to win the Oscar of best picture and other awards. Life is Beautiful of Roberto Benini it's much more… More