Titus (1999)

In this epic tale of revenge, Anthony Hopkins stars as Titus Andonicus, the Roman general who sows the seeds of vengeance when he executes the son of the enemy Queen, played by Jessica Lange. The repercussions of his action are revealed… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 24, 1999
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The movie stretches too long to be entertaining despite a strong cast.

Todd McCarthy

A conditional victory.

Houston Chronicle

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.

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David Keyes

...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.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

A consistently absorbing entertainment that never becomes either campy or facetious, given its inescapable exaggerations.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Along with everything else, the acting styles here clash, though the dissonance serves the drama's bellicose theme.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This may just be the most striking and unsettling translation of Shakespeare ever committed to film.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A striking addition to the Shakespeare filmography.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Jessica Lange as Tamora, the captured Goth queen, seethes with sexuality and vengeance.

Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film

It's hard to see it matching the success of other recent adaptations of the Bard.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
My favorite Shakespeare movie. Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange are terrific. Visually impressive.
Alice Shen
OH EM GEE Julie Taymor. You too, Will. I've never read this Shakespeare play and after seeing this textually faithful adaption (from what I hear), I… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Fantastic crazy fun, Shakespeare was truly ahead of it's time. Hopkins was great, same goes for the rest of the cast, specially Lennix and Cumming.
El Hombre Invisible
I read some of the negative reviews, and I think some just didn't get it, or didn't do their homework. The visuals in this film are fantastic and the… More
Bruce Bruce
I was captured once tied and beaten for 3 days, I suffered less pain from that, then this movie. But it just goes to show you I WILL WATCH ANYTHING! Have to… More
Jens S.
A very post modern version of one of Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedies, with all the well known ingredients: betrayal, murder, intrigues, revenge and… More