(1997)

Critic Reviews

74

Metascore

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100
ReelViews
You don't just watch Titanic, you experience it.
100
The New Republic
With the ship, with its totality of people, Cameron is wizardly, creating an entire society threading through the various strata of a world that has been set afloat from the rest of the world. [Jan. 5, 1998]
100
TNT RoughCut
A heart-tugging potboiler that is at once poetic, tragic and cold as steel.
100
New York Daily News
It leaves the port of enterprise and arrives on the far shore of art.
80
Dallas Observer
It's a powerfully ersatz experience, but at least it's powerful. There's a lot to like here: At three hours and 14 minutes, the film takes longer to watch than the Titanic took to sink.
75
Christian Science Monitor
The first half drags a bit, but the adventure scenes are exciting and the visual effects are as dazzling as Hollywood's most advanced technology can make them. Focusing as much on time and memory as on danger and disaster, it's an epic with a heart.
70
Film.com
Technically, Titanic is a marvel.
60
This movie should have blown us out of the water. Instead we catch ourselves occasionally thinking the unpardonable thought: "OK, sink already."
50
The last hour of Titanic is huge and staggering, but there's no horror in it. No gravity, either. Entrusted with one of the century's monumental stories, Cameron can present it only as a crying shame. And that's a crying shame.
38
San Francisco Examiner
No amount of excellent period costuming and brilliant set decoration can substitute for a good story and decent acting.

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