Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Feb 7, 2013
    100
    Such is literature’s power that the cast is more at ease portraying ancient Romans than speaking as versions of themselves.
  2. Reviewed by: Grant Butler
    Feb 7, 2013
    100
    For a movie with such a brisk pace -- it clocks in at just 76 minutes -- Caesar Must Die has surprising depth, particularly when it comes to the strong performances by the actors, many of them Mafiosi serving time for drug trafficking and murder.
  3. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Feb 26, 2013
    91
    At 76 minutes, Caesar Must Die is more of an art piece than a thick steak of a feature film, but it maintains a fascinating hum from start to finish.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Feb 22, 2013
    91
    The ferocity of the performances is inextricable from the men’s real-life criminality. We are baffled, moved, and repulsed – often at the same time – by the elemental spectacle before us. In this metaprison drama, the prison bars are both illusory and unbreakable. Caesar Must Die chronicles an exalted entrapment.
  5. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    Feb 21, 2013
    90
    Caesar Must Die shows us in the starkest possible terms the electric power of drama to move and touch not only audiences but the actors who bring so much of themselves to their performances.
  6. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Feb 6, 2013
    83
    In Caesar Must Die, the characters are both actor and audience, looking at themselves through the lens of a centuries-old fictionalization of history.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 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 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 »