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The Tempest

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Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female. The sorceress Prospera's journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies.
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CRITICS OF "The Tempest"
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Washington Post
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December 17, 2010

Most plays-turned-movies try to open things up. Taymor still thinks like a theater director, ending up with a "Tempest" that takes place in a teapot.
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Philadelphia Weekly

May 03, 2015

Julie Taymor has a theatre director's idea of how movies work. That's not a compliment.
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Movies.com
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April 29, 2011

Taymor excels at creating visuals that are so beautiful you want to hang every frame on your wall, but content-wise this film falls really flat.
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Movie Metropolis
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December 29, 2011

There are two reasons to watch The Tempest: if you're a fan of Shakespeare, or a fan of Helen Mirren.
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Film Comment Magazine
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June 28, 2013

Dispensing with tableau compositions, this adaptation feels liberated from static theatrical and, to a lesser degree, cinematic convention by the overall openness of its staging and camerawork that's somewhere between handheld and Steadicam.
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Philadelphia Inquirer
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December 17, 2010

The costumes designed by Sandy Powell - leather gowns and military uniforms, Renaissance in silhouette and detailed with zippers - are the film's most arresting element.
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New Yorker

December 27, 2010

Taymor, by turning Prospero into a woman while retaining an "imperialist" view of Caliban, will no doubt simultaneously please and enrage left-wing critics. The rest of us can enjoy the movie's strengths...
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7M Pictures
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September 28, 2011

Hundreds of years ago, Shakespeare would have never imagined this story could look like Taymor's vision.
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Chicago Reader
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December 17, 2010

Primarily an exercise in eccentric (and, I would argue, empty) spectacle.
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Groucho Reviews
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September 20, 2011

Taymor tries a little too hard, neither breaking nor broken by the play, but ultimately losing the wrestling match. [Blu-ray]
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Christian Science Monitor
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December 17, 2010

Normally I'd watch Helen Mirren in anything, even if she was just putting out the laundry or reading the phone book. But, given the roteness of her line readings here, it might have been better if the phone book rather than Shakespeare was her text.
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Time Out
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March 02, 2011

You expect Nicolas Cage to pop up from behind a sand dune on a Harley brandishing a rocket launcher.
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