The Tempest (2010) Synopsis
A vengeful sorceress (Helen Mirren) unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies.
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Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Veering between the windswept and the simply windy, The Tempest, I suspect, will provoke purists and only intermittently win the attention...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Theatrically ambitious, musically busy, and in the end cinematically inert - clearly reflects the authorship of myth-loving director Julie...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
She (Taymor) doesn't capture Shakespeare's tone (or his meaning, I believe), but she certainly has boldness in her reinvention.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Not a mediocre film. It is, by turns, a great and awful film.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A comparison to Baz Luhrmann is useful: Where Taymor self-consciously aestheticizes pop vulgarity, a movie like "Moulin Rouge!" just dives...
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50

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Despite dramatic Hawaiian locations, up-to-date visual effects and a bit of nontraditional casting, the movie feels not especially brave...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film simply doesn't come together fluidly. Smaller parts aren't on par with the lead role, and special effects are overdone and cheesy....
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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Far less daring than her 1999 "Titus," which took an electrifying, stylized approach of a lesser-known play, The Tempest in comparison...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I found myself wishing that Taymor would turn off the sound and fury and let The Tempest speak for itself. My wish wasn't granted.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Less the opulent retelling she (Taymor) intended and more like a high-minded midnight movie, filled with Ricky's-style costumes, black...
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Five Word Review

By phenixfilm
A Tempest for the eyes...

Great Adaptation!

By slider21885
For fans of Shakespeare this was an excellent film. Having read his works for years the language was not a problem, though may be for some. The acting was amazing and the change of Prospero to...

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By anim8rmam
Hoping better than critic reviews...

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By BelleBoze29
odd_but_not_bad a_little_slow too_modern neat_special_effects wait_for_DVD...

Tempest

By jrwarden1
The costumes, makeup, acting, directing, cinematography/special affects, etc., were all amazing. The story was easy to follow, and it allowed for a full range of emotions. I will see it again. The...

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By EdHavens
Pretty Shakespeare adaptation still boring...

Show was canceled

By GregRobin
I purchased my tickets on-line through Fandango well in advance. I got to the Theatre and found out that that showing had been canceled. It would have been nice, since my email and information was...

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Rated PG-13 | For scary images, suggestive content and some nudity
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Flashy, uneven Shakespeare movie has some scary stuff.
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