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5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18

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  1. Apr 3, 2011
    6
    An interesting retelling, but somewhat luckluster since the actors weren't the best for their parts. Iago was the major offender here, since its character really couldn't be compared with the original's cunning and amorality. When you want to rewrite something as important as Othello you should at least consider the reactions of those who appreciated the original and would like to seeAn interesting retelling, but somewhat luckluster since the actors weren't the best for their parts. Iago was the major offender here, since its character really couldn't be compared with the original's cunning and amorality. When you want to rewrite something as important as Othello you should at least consider the reactions of those who appreciated the original and would like to see something at least marginally similiar. Expand
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53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. 60
    Too much of a locker-room melodrama to make for great tragedy.
  2. 50
    Everything has been modernized except for the characters, and that's this movie's tragic flaw.
  3. 88
    Exceptionally intelligent and powerful contemporary adaptation.