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Othello Reviews

January 26, 2006
A highly engaging attempt at Shakespeare's most domestic tragedy.
May 20, 2003
Mr. Branagh's superb performance...guarantees this film an immediacy that any audience will understand.
October 15, 2002
Davies has done an admirable job of condensing the sprawling action.
February 13, 2001
Parker has shown how involving and moving Shakespeare can still be on the screen.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The movie is roughly on the same cinematic level as the Mel Gibson Hamlet, though it tends to get under your skin a little more once it gets rolling.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
... Will not give its viewers much of an idea of the Shakespeare play, and may inadvertently give them other ideas, about interracial love, that were not much on Shakespeare's mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Parker, whose screenplay strips down the original play, merely produces a lackluster essence.
January 1, 2000
For sheer impact, this Othello can stand side-by-side with the versions brought to the screen by Orson Welles (as restored in 1992) and Lawrence Olivier.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Passion, like outpourings of iambic pentameter, isn't part of this picture's equation.
January 1, 2000
The real question is, could director Oliver Parker have done worse?
December 22, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: B+