Titus

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
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  1. A film of audacity and total gut-level appeal.
  2. Gorgeous in its gore and, for all its destruction, despair and death, concludes on an optimistic and vibrantly alive note.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Faires
    89
    A spectacularly imaginative piece of Shakespearean cinema.
  4. 88
    Once you get used to the broad gestures, visual stylings and reach-for-the-sky emotions, you may find yourself luxuriating in this movie's undeniable grandeur.
  5. 88
    Taymor conjures images that are as indelible as they are wordlessly articulate.
  6. 88
    A brilliant and absurd film of "Titus Andronicus" that goes over the top, doubles back and goes over the top again.
  7. Visually brilliant and thought-provoking.
  8. Reviewed by: Don Kaye
    85
    A surreal and visually dazzling smorgasbord of pageantry, high camp, tragedy, spectacle, and gore.
  9. 80
    Taymor's visual and visceral flair makes Titus a grabber.
  10. 80
    Taymor moves Titus completely out of time and into all time.
  11. One of Hollywood's bloodiest and goofiest adaptations.
  12. Rescues a rarely performed tragedy and makes a brilliant case that it is the Shakespeare play for our time.
  13. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    70
    Vivid, relevant and of elevating scariness.
  14. The director bludgeons us dumb with her genius.
  15. Julie Taymor's beautifully stylized but nauseatingly violent adaptation of Shakespeare's first play.
  16. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    A brilliant production of a mediocre play.
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 »