• Released
  • December 25, 1999
  • R , 2 hr 42 min
  • Period Film
    Tragedy
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A film of audacity and total gut-level appeal.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
Once you get used to the broad gestures, visual stylings and reach-for-the-sky emotions, you may find yourself luxuriating in this movie's undeniable grandeur.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Visually brilliant and thought-provoking.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A brilliant and absurd film of "Titus Andronicus" that goes over the top, doubles back and goes over the top again.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Taymor's visual and visceral flair makes Titus a grabber.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Julie Taymor's beautifully stylized but nauseatingly violent adaptation of Shakespeare's first play.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A brilliant production of a mediocre play.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Remains a sampling of stagy scenes barreling to a gruesome climax, parts greater than the sum of the whole.
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50

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
There's a lot to talk about but so much outrageousness that the end effect is wearying and not a little absurd.
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18

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Invoking unpleasant memories of "Caligula" (only without the sex), Titus does no justice to Shakespeare.
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57 out of 100
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