MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,619 this week

Circus (2000)

 -  Crime | Thriller | Drama  -  5 May 2000 (UK)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 1,880 users  
Reviews: 44 user | 26 critic

Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife, Lily, are up to something. So too is Julius: he hires Leo to kill Gloria, Julius's wife... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related News

Doctor Dolittle (1967)
| Sky Movies

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 08 May 2011
 
a list of 69 titles
created 20 May 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 19 Sep 2012
 
a list of 9 titles
created 07 Jul 2013
 
a list of 3609 titles
created 17 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Circus" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Circus (2000)

Circus (2000) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Circus.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

RPM (1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A professional car thief pulls off the heist of a lifetime when a steals a prototype supercar.

Director: Ian Sharp
Stars: David Arquette, Emmanuelle Seigner, Famke Janssen
The Treatment (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jake Singer is at loose ends in NYC, and neck deep in psychoanalysis with the outrageous Dr. Morales when he meets the enigmatic and beautiful widow Allegra Marshall.

Director: Oren Rudavsky
Stars: Chris Eigeman, Ian Holm, Famke Janssen
Circus (TV Series 2010)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In a world that offers a dizzying array of amusements and entertainments, there is none quite so enduring or so universal as the circus. Now, over the course of six dramatic and mesmerizing... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Lubin, Paul Binder
Model by Day (TV Movie 1993)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Lady X is a woman who works during the day as a model but turns into a fighter for justice at night with the help of her karate master Chang.

Director: Christian Duguay
Stars: Famke Janssen, Stephen Shellen, Clark Johnson
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The lives of three childhood friends on the Jersey Shore begin to unravel when a secret from their past is revealed.

Director: Harold Guskin
Stars: Famke Janssen, James Gandolfini, Maria Dizzia
Monument Ave. (1998)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A small time hoodlum is divided between his conscience and loyalty to his boss when his cousin is murdered.

Director: Ted Demme
Stars: Denis Leary, Ian Hart, Jason Barry
Eulogy (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.

Director: Michael Clancy
Stars: Ray Romano, Jesse Bradford, Hank Azaria
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A beach runner and bookworm (Goldblum) has difficulty communicating with his son. He meets a psychic on a pier at the beach and soon his world turns topsy-turvy with a serial killer coming ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Mones
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Rory Cochrane, Famke Janssen
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Williams
Stars: Adrian Grenier, Clark Gregg, Aleksa Palladino
Dead Girl (1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Adam Coleman Howard
Stars: Anne Parillaud, Adam Coleman Howard, Amanda Plummer
Puppy Love (TV Series 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A web series about people who love their dogs and the people who love them.

Stars: Bruce Altman, J.T. Arbogast, Mikki Baloy
The Farm (TV Movie 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After being convicted of murder Jenny Schecter, Alice is incarcerated in California's Humboldt State Farm and Prison for Women. Arriving alongside Alice is Valentina Galindo, a seemly ... See full summary »

Stars: Famke Janssen, Melissa Leo, Laurie Metcalf
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Leo
...
Lily
...
...
Troy
...
Elmo
Brian Conley ...
Bruno
...
Moose (as Tiny Lister)
...
Gloria
...
Caspar
...
Roscoe
Michael Attwell ...
Magnus
...
Dom
Christopher Biggins ...
Arnie
...
Helen
Louise Rolfe ...
Julie
Edit

Storyline

Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife, Lily, are up to something. So too is Julius: he hires Leo to kill Gloria, Julius's wife. Leo does it, but then Julius shows up with the murder on tape, saying Gloria isn't his wife - it's blackmail. Leo's bookie, Troy, is also closing in, wanting to be paid. Bruno and Lily as well as Bruno and Julius have their own scams running, and Leo is their target. Maybe Leo can get Troy off his back, avoid Moose (Bruno's huge enforcer), send Gloria's corpse out of England, turn the tables on Bruno's murderous brother Caspar, and outfox Lily. Or is Lily his fox? It's a three-ring circus. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Don't trust any of these clowns

Genres:

Crime | Thriller | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

5 May 2000 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Circul  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,406 (USA) (15 September 2000)

Gross:

$8,406 (USA) (15 September 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Fred Ward replaced Frederic Forrest at very short notice See more »

Quotes

Leo: Troy!
Troy: Leo... I am gonna HAVE to cut your dick off. Okay?
See more »

Connections

Features The Lady from Shanghai (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

That's Life
Written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon
Performed by Hinda Hicks
Hinda Hicks appears courtesy of Universal-Island Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Poor entrant into the British Gangster drama
18 September 2006 | by (San Carlos, CA) – See all my reviews

Entertaining, but not in the same satisfying way as 'Snatch', 'Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels' or '7ayer Cake'. I love twists, but I can only suspend my disbelief so far.

A hallmark of this genre (invented by Tarrantino?) is to have people with incongruous-to-gangster traits...I guess these connect the audience to otherwise abhorrent killers/thieves. In this regard they were really trying a bit too hard...the bookie Troy who expresses himself with 80s pop songs...the tender yet brutal Moose. To me it seems like these were the result of an engineered effort to create 'Pulp Fiction-' or 'LS&2SB-' like characters.

But I did like Leo's character.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The most underrated film ever! Smorchid
explanation of the ending, please jhailey
what is up with the earbiting!!!! playgroundbully
Discuss Circus (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?