MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 726 this week

Wilde Salomé (2011)

 -  Documentary | Drama  -  2014 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 287 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 9 critic

Pacino takes us on a journey as he unravels and re-interprets Oscar Wilde's once banned and most controversial work SALOME, a scintillating tale of lust, greed and one woman's scorn.

Director:

Writers:

, (play)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 05 Nov 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 13 Mar 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 17 Oct 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 01 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Wilde Salomé" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Wilde Salomé (2011)

Wilde Salomé (2011) on IMDb 7.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wilde Salomé.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Harry and Jake, two unsuccessful writers, spend a cathartic evening arguing about money, aesthetics, their friendship, and Harry's new manuscript.

Director: Al Pacino
Stars: Al Pacino, Jerry Orbach, Susan Floyd
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."

Director: Al Pacino
Stars: Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two symbiotic sociopaths play obscurely deviant mind games with each other while engaging in perversely brutal acts of violence against victims apparently chosen at random.

Director: David F. Wheeler
Stars: Al Pacino, Paul Guilfoyle, Joseph Maher
Jolene (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A teenage orphan spends ten years traveling cross-country experiencing life, love and heartbreak. Based on E.L. Doctorow's story, "Jolene: A Life."

Director: Dan Ireland
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Frances Fisher, Rupert Friend
Phil Spector (TV Movie 2013)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.

Director: David Mamet
Stars: Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, Jeffrey Tambor
Salome (2012)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Stars: Garrett Sorenson, Elizabeth DeShong, Andrew Funk
The Humbling (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A story set on a farm in upstate New York and centered on the sexual (and otherwise) relationship between an aged, suicidal actor and a younger woman.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Kyra Sedgwick
Manglehorn (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A Texas-set story of a locksmith in a small town who never got over the love of his life.

Director: David Gordon Green
Stars: Al Pacino, Chris Messina, Holly Hunter
Salomé (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Biblical story of Salome, a girl who agrees to perform the "dance of the seven veils" in return for John the Baptist's head on a silver platter.

Director: Al Pacino
Stars: Kevin Anderson, Jessica Chastain, Ralph Guzzo
Tar (2012)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A poetic road trip through Pulitzer prize-winning CK Williams' life.

Directors: Edna Luise Biesold, Sarah-Violet Bliss, and 9 more credits »
Stars: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain
Salome (1922)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Salome, the daughter of Herodias, seduces her step-father/uncle Herod, governor of Judea, with a salacious dance. In return, he promises her the head of the prophet John the Baptist.

Directors: Charles Bryant, Alla Nazimova
Stars: Mitchell Lewis, Alla Nazimova, Rose Dione
Drama

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.

Stars: Jessica Chastain
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself / King Herod
...
...
Himself / John the Baptist
...
...
Himself
...
The Young Syrian / Narraboth / Captain of the Guard / Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Syrian Soldier
Epiphany Alexander ...
Herself
...
(as Rhonda Marie)
...
Greek girl
Anselm Clinard ...
Tigellinus / Desert Sequence
...
Herodias / Desert Sequence
...
Edit

Storyline

Pacino takes us on a journey as he unravels and re-interprets Oscar Wilde's once banned and most controversial work SALOME, a scintillating tale of lust, greed and one woman's scorn. Pacino uses an uncanny mix of documentary, fiction and improvisation to get to the root of SALOMAYBE? SALOMAYBE? promises to be a profound vision of religion, politics, violence and sexuality from one of the greatest artists of our time. Written by barry navidi

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language, nudity and violent images
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Salomaybe?  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Al Pacino previously starred as King Herod in Oscar Wilde's "Salomé" on Broadway in 1992 opposite Sheryl Lee (directed by Robert Allan Ackerman), and in 2003 opposite Marisa Tomei (directed by Estelle Parsons). He reprised the role in 2006 in Los Angeles opposite Jessica Chastain'. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Biography: Al Pacino: Inside Out (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Salome served up on a platter by Al Pacino.
22 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw the opening of "Wilde Salome" in San Francisco, with Al Pacino there to give an introduction to the film. He described the passion he felt when he first saw a staged version of "Salome," in London years ago. He was riveted by the writing and wanted to meet the author - before he realized that it had been written by Oscar Wilde. That set him upon a journey to learn more about Wilde and the play itself. In form, it's like, "Looking for Richard," his 1996 exploration of Shakespeare's "Richard III."

What follows is a dissection of Wilde's "Salome" that cuts between a stage performance, the filming of that stage performance, filming in the desert to catch the feeling of Biblical life, and a documentary about Pacino's own exploration. While the film can seem a bit disjointed, it's actually a circular route that ends at the most dramatic parts of the play.

Pacino weaves in bits of Wilde's tempestuous private life and how it relates to the themes of the play. (I didn't know that his wife and children changed their last name to "Holland" after his jail sentence.) It includes visits to Wilde's London house and ultimately to the hotel room in Paris where he died - and where he famously said on his deathbed, "Either the wallpaper goes or I go."

The performance of the play itself is anchored by the Salome of Jessica Chastain, in her first film role. Pacino said that he would not have made the movie without her. And one can see why; it's an electric performance filled with passion, coquettishness, raw sexuality, and evil. After Herod promises Salome whatever she wants in return for dancing for him, he is shocked when she demands the head of John the Baptist. Pacino's King Herod then promises her peacocks, jewels, and titles. But Chastain's Salome never wavers in her vengeful demand. She had been spurned by John the Baptist and she is determined to win - at all costs.

But, ultimately, this is Pacino's story. I felt that it was a bit of a vanity project because Pacino overwhelms both the play and Wilde. He is an over-the-top performer and an over-the-top personality. He pulses with passion, fire, frustration, humor, and intellectual curiosity. One can either marvel at his intensity or be irritated by it. At times, he seems to be a caricature of himself - the bellowing Al Pacino of "The Devil's Advocate."

"Wilde Salome" is an enlightening journey into the world of Wilde, acting, preparation, directing - and the art of being Al Pacino.


15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
When is it going to be released? jmcmxx
Any news? cmelathieu
Some informations? cmelathieu
COMPLETED!!!! cmelathieu
Pacino about Salomaybe? K_Ace
October 16, 2013? Jibiti
Discuss Wilde Salomé (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?