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
Watch On
  1. 60
    Taymor has done an inspired job of resurrecting one of Shakespeare's unruliest works, just in time for the new century.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    Much of it is inspired, some of it is downright awful, but it does entertain, even as it threatens to drown its generally fine cast in a flood of blood and sundry body parts.
  3. Remains a sampling of stagy scenes barreling to a gruesome climax, parts greater than the sum of the whole.
  4. Makes the best possible argument for a cautionary drama that contemplates the absolute worst in us.
  5. There's a lot to talk about but so much outrageousness that the end effect is wearying and not a little absurd.
  6. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    50
    Taymor makes the action clear and easy to follow with her bold physicalization of the story and forceful direction of an astutely chosen cast.
  7. 40
    A nonstop carnival of murder, rape, and mutilation .
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 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 betweenTitus 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 »