Caesar Must Die Synopsis
Inmates in a high-security prison prepare for a public performance of "Julius Caesar."

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New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
Such is literature’s power that the cast is more at ease portraying ancient Romans than speaking as versions of themselves.
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80

NPR

By Bob Mondello
The Taviani brothers, Paolo and Vittorio, have been blurring the line between reality and fiction in their films for six decades.
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80

Total Film

By Tom Dawson
“Ever since I discovered art,” laments one participant, “this cell has truly become a prison.”
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
What works best is what's readily accessible, the startling power of performers who understand the drama all too well.
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75

Slant Magazine

Deceptively modest on nearly all accounts, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's Caesar Must Die employs seemingly minor directorial contrivances to...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Not surprisingly, prison must be the perfect incubator of sadness and anger, because every one of the “performances” is astonishingly...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
This is a looser, grittier film than their work of late, and while it’s more successful in the sequences of bold theatricality than in the...
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60

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
The most powerful thing about the film is the "audition" scene at the beginning in which the prisoners have to introduce themselves in two...
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Empire

By Patrick Peters
A hit in Berlin, the Taviani siblings' documentary has plenty of wit and punch, although compared to the best of the medium - "Man On...
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40

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Though the Tavianis’ intent is clear—to comment on the thin line separating part and performer, as well as on the quite literally...
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ONE OF THE MOST CREATIVE ADAPTATION OF SHAKESPEARE'S "JULIUS CAESAR" YOU WILL EVER SEE!

By Peneflix
A recent Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s remarkable production of “Julius Caesar” imbues, without altering a word, a contemporary interpretation; hawkers selling “Caesar” T-shirts, hotdogs and huge...

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