Shakespeare’s bloody Titus Andronicus demands a vivid interpretation, and first-time auteur Julie Taymor (Broadway’s The Lion King) boldly throws her hat into the arena with the ambitious but addled film Titus. As the titular Roman general, an oddly remote Hopkins looks relieved when the story’s inherent dementia (cannibalism, dismemberment, etc.) allows him to relinquish nuance for pop-eyed madness. Taymor, too, goes a little nuts: Her lush yet indulgent visuals often degenerate into crazed, gimmicky stagecraft. B
Titus Shakespeare's bloody Titus Andronicus demands a vivid interpretation, and first-time auteur Julie Taymor (Broadway's The Lion King)...TitusDramaJulie TaymorPT162MR Shakespeare's bloody Titus Andronicus demands a vivid interpretation, and first-time auteur Julie Taymor (Broadway's The Lion King)...2000-08-18Alan CummingAngus MacFadyenJonathan Rhys MeyersAlan Cumming, Angus MacFadyen, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Genre: Drama; Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Alan Cumming, Angus MacFadyen, Jonathan Rhys Meyers; Director: Julie Taymor; Author: Julie Taymor; Runtime (in minutes): 162; MPAA Rating: R
Posted August 18 2000 — 12:00 AM EDT
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