The Tempest (I) (2010)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy


The Tempest (2010) Poster

Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female.


5.3/10
7,172

Videos


Photos

  • Djimon Hounsou and Julie Taymor at an event for The Tempest (2010)
  • Russell Brand in The Tempest (2010)
  • Alan Cumming in The Tempest (2010)
  • Alan Cumming at an event for The Tempest (2010)
  • Helen Mirren at an event for The Tempest (2010)
  • Russell Brand and Katy Perry at an event for The Tempest (2010)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


7 September 2012 | TheLittleSongbird
8
| Is definitely going to be a divisive film, but I found myself thoroughly enjoying The Tempest...
The Tempest is a wonderful but complicated play, and while I can understand the reactions of those who disliked it, I thoroughly enjoyed this one who I saw for the treasure that is Helen Mirren. It is not perfect, there are times where the delivery was a little too garbled or fast and Russell Brand gives a performance so lacking in subtlety that he did seem out of place to me. However, Helen Mirren is as ever magnificent as Prospera, with a commanding presence, intense delivery and sense of character and an urging sense of bitterness. Felicity Jones is an excellent Miranda, David Strathairn's Alonso is magnetic and Dijimon Hounsou is a Caliban that is both terrifying and sympathetic. Alfred Molina and Chris Cooper prove themselves to be scene-stealers, Ben Whishaw is an effective Ariel who as a spirit looks wonderful and Alan Cumming plays it straight and is good at it no matter how strange it initially is. Julie Taymor's direction is compelling and creative, especially in the character relationships, you feel the spiritual connection between Ariel and Prospera, the sadness of Caliban and Prospera's sorrowful weariness at the end and the idea to have Caliban as Prospera's shadow self was convincing. The visuals are spectacular, right from the palaces, towers, columns and the scenery itself helped by well-above average effects and sweeping cinematography. The dialogue is as poetic and witty as ever, and while some may find the rock music jarring, while it is not my kind of music, it did give some energetic flavour to the songs. All in all, not a movie that everybody is going to like, but while not perfect I thoroughly enjoyed it. 8/10 Bethany Cox

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



More Like This

Titus

Titus

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Hamlet

Hamlet

Hamlet

Hamlet

Looking for Richard

Looking for Richard

The Tempest

The Tempest

Coriolanus

Coriolanus

Twelfth Night or What You Will

Twelfth Night or What You Will

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

Hamlet

Hamlet

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Romance

What to Watch: "The Expanse," '6 Underground,' & More

Here's our breakdown of the best things to stream this week including a long-awaited series return and a brand-new Michael Bay movie blowing up your small screen.

Watch our video

Featured on IMDb

Check out the action from New York Comic Con check out what IMDb editors are watching this month, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com