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The Tempest

The Tempest
The Tempest
The Tempest
  • PG-13
  • 1h 50m
  • 2010
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After a harrowing shipwreck, the members of a royal court are washed ashore on various parts of a mysterious island. Their fateful arrival on this particular island is no coincidence. The exiled Prospera (Mirren) has used her magical powers to guide the ship here to settle a score with the very men who banished her from her homeland. Abetted by her sometimes unwilling aides, Ariel (Whishaw) and Caliban (Hounsou), Prospera puts her former tormentors through some dangerous and often hilarious adventures. However, when the king’s son, Ferdinand (Carney), meets her daughter, Miranda (Jones), it is love at first sight—a kind of magic that even Prospera is powerless to control.
© 2010 Tempest Production, LLC

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Critics Consensus: Director Julie Taymor's gender-swapping of roles and some frenzied special effects can't quite disguise an otherwise stagey, uninspired take on Shakespeare's classic.
Reviews
Philadelphia Weekly
Sean Burns
Rotten

Julie Taymor has a theatre director's idea of how movies work. That's not a compliment.

December 14, 2018
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Fantasy, Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:December 10, 2010
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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