Caesar Must Die

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
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  1. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Mar 2, 2013
    60
    The most powerful thing about the film is the "audition" scene at the beginning in which the prisoners have to introduce themselves in two ways: sorrowingly, and then angrily. It is a brilliant sequence, and the rest of the film doesn't quite match it.
  2. Reviewed by: Patrick Peters
    Feb 25, 2013
    60
    A hit in Berlin, the Taviani siblings' documentary has plenty of wit and punch, although compared to the best of the medium - "Man On Wire," for instance - it sometimes comes off as guileless and clunky.
  3. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Feb 5, 2013
    40
    Though the Tavianis’ intent is clear—to comment on the thin line separating part and performer, as well as on the quite literally liberating powers of art—the meanings rarely emerge with any elegance or resonance. Hardly a dish fit for the gods.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 8, 2013
    8
    Beautiful, compelling and creative interpretation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The story is told in a straightforward way and we can senseBeautiful, compelling and creative interpretation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The story is told in a straightforward way and we can sense the real emotions that overflow from the real prisoners who play the characters. All the strength of Shakespeare’s story is present in this film. The imagery is beautiful and the dialogues were carefully selected. Full Review »