Titus


Based on Shakespeare's first play, the hero is a Roman general who has to choose the next Caesar. He makes his choice, which has far reaching consequences for him and his family. The situation is made more complex by the captured Queen of the Goths, who ends up marrying the young Caesar, while bent on revenge against Titus. Things get more violent and bloody after that.


162 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence, Nudity) .
Drama, Sex, On the Art Circuit

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Mmm which of my children should I murder next?...
Mmm which of my children should I murder next?...

Credits

Cast
Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Alan Cumming, Colm Feore, James Frain, Osheen Jones
Director
Julie Taymor
ScreenplayJulie Taymor, based on the play by William Shakespeare
MusicElliot Goldenthal
CinematographyLuciano Tovoli
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in1999
Produced byClear Blue Sky Productions, NDF International, Overseas FilmGroup, Urania Film

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
11
Cape Argus
Peter Frost
15
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
10
The Cape Times
Jean-Pierre Rossouw
5
The Star
Joanna Rix
16
Die Burger
Francois Smith
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
eye Weekly
Gemma Files
10
Box Office
Tim Cogshell
15
Rough Cut
Don Kaye
18
Total Film
Simon Crook
5
Film Review
James Cameron-Wilson
15

What the People say

Internet
476 Netizens
16

Average .. 61%

12

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: I had trouble rating this movie. The producers obviously put a lot of effort into it. Some of the performances were good, others not so, with Hopkins sometimes slipping into Lector mode. There were several points that bothered me, the most noticable being the production design, a confusing mishmash of Roman soldiers and swords, Gestapo uniforms, and modern motor bikes and vehicles. When Titus murders his children, he does not appear particularly moved. The last scene takes place way too quickly, the audience hardly has time to see what is happening. The language is for the most part very difficult to follow, I'm not sure if it was the vocabularly, diction, or just Shakespeare's convoluted way of saying things. Good special effects, though.






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