Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. 30
    Like so many self-conscious directors, Julie Taymor wrecks Shakespeare's already disastrous play with her own horrific vision.
  2. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    30
    An often gorgeous, dizzying assault of ideas and visual flourishes...it's just not very good.
  3. More travesty than tragedy.
  4. There's something hideously pretentious about the whole thing.
  5. 30
    Even the most shocking elements of the story are made bland by childish overkill.
  6. 18
    Invoking unpleasant memories of "Caligula" (only without the sex), Titus does no justice to Shakespeare.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jan 16, 2011
    7
    Titus is a visually stunning film with one of Shakespeare's classic, when I saw this movie I thought it was kind of like a mix between Brazil, 300, and Titus the Shakespeare play. Since Im a fan of surrealism,I was really happy to see all these objects that don't go together in this movie, like video games and Roman temples, It made this movie feel like it came out of the mind of some one reading the Shakespeare script. The thing that brought this movie down was the gore,but its not the movies fault the play is one of Shakespeare's bloodiest work and the movie was doing its job well. However the bottom line is its a good movie. Full Review »