MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 134 this week

The Tempest (I) (2010)

5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 5,471 users   Metascore: 43/100
Reviews: 32 user | 83 critic | 28 from Metacritic.com

Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (play)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

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

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 03 Sep 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 14 Nov 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 06 Sep 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 04 Feb 2014
 
a list of 36 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Tempest" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Tempest (2010)

The Tempest (2010) on IMDb 5.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Tempest.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

SoulBoy (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A coming-of-age drama set in the 1970s Northern Soul underground music scene.

Director: Shimmy Marcus
Stars: Martin Compston, Felicity Jones, Alfie Allen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The play presents love in all its glory, warts and all: Love at first sight, innocent love, love twisted by the mind... See full synopsis »

Director: Julie Taymor
Stars: Zach Appelman, Jarrett Austin Brown, Brendan Averett
Titus (1999)
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This film is an adaptation of the Shakespeare play "Titus Andronicus." Titus returns victorious from war, only to plant the seeds of future turmoil for himself and his family. Who says revenge is sweet?

Director: Julie Taymor
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Osheen Jones
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young woman frets upstairs in her family's country manor on her wedding day, fearful she's about to marry the wrong man. Downstairs, both her fiancé and her former lover grow increasingly anxious.

Director: Donald Rice
Stars: Felicity Jones, Luke Treadaway, Elizabeth McGovern
Albatross (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Beth, a bookish teenager, befriends Emilia, an aspiring novelist who has just arrived in town. Emilia soon begins an affair with Beth's father that threatens to have devastating consequences.

Director: Niall MacCormick
Stars: Felicity Jones, Jessica Brown Findlay, Sebastian Koch
The Tempest (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Prospero, a potent magician, lives on a desolate isle with his virginal daughter, Miranda. He's in exile, banished from his duchy by his usurping brother and the King of Naples. Providence ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman
Stars: Peter Bull, David Meyer, Neil Cunningham
Hysteria (2011)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science.

Director: Tanya Wexler
Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.

Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: Matthew Goode, Patrick Malahide, Hayley Atwell
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

Director: Ralph Fiennes
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading.

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Stars: Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes
Chalet Girl (2011)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Former skateboard champion Kim wants to make more money after her mother's tragic death. She joins the elite posh servicing company, which sends her off to Austria.

Director: Phil Traill
Stars: Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick, Bill Nighy
The Tempest IV (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Des McAnuff
Stars: Christopher Plummer, Geraint Wyn Davies, Dion Johnstone
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Jude Akuwudike ...
...
Prince Ferdinand
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

In Julie Taymor's version of 'The Tempest,' the main character is now a woman named Prospera. Going back to the 16th or 17th century, women practicing the magical arts of alchemy were often convicted of witchcraft. In Taymor's version, Prospera is usurped by her brother and sent off with her four-year daughter on a ship. She ends up on an island; it's a tabula rasa: no society, so the mother figure becomes a father figure to Miranda. This leads to the power struggle and balance between Caliban and Prospera; a struggle not about brawn, but about intellect. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some nudity, suggestive content and scary images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 January 2011 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

A Tempestade  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,436 (USA) (10 December 2010)

Gross:

$263,365 (USA) (18 February 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

John Gielgud previously played the role of Prospero in Peter Greenaway's film Prospero's Books (1991). That makes this film actually the first of two in which Helen Mirren has succeeded Gielgud. They very next year, she appeared in Gielgud's role in the remake Arthur (2011), which coincidentally also starred Russell Brand. See more »

Quotes

Prospera: Be cheerful sir, our revels now are ended.
See more »

Connections

Version of The Tempest (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

O Mistress Mine
Performed by Reeve Carney
Music by Elliot Goldenthal
Lyrics by William Shakespeare
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Sound and Fury...
3 September 2012 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Julie Taymor (Frida, Titus) sets her sights on the Bard's final masterpiece, recasting Prospero as Prospera (Hellen Mirren) and letting the magic and romance loose in this very different take on The Tempest.

First, what works? Hellen Mirren does, rather unsurprisingly, and the art direction of photography are consistent with the vision of the woman who gave us Titus back in 1999. Kudos as well to the ever-watchable David Strathairn and Djimon Hounsou.

What annoys? Now we enter very subjective ground. This beautiful, deceptively simple play is turned into an amped up to the max, loud and frantic film. The electric guitar whines are painfully out of place, and Russell Brand, never guilty of subtlety on a good day, will make you claw your own eardrums out. It's almost as if Taymor had forgotten we were right there with her cast, right behind the camera, instead of sitting 50ft back in a packed theater.

This has proved an incredibly divisive film, and I feel split right down the middle on it. I admire Titus, in my mind one of the best Shakespeare adaptations in history, but whereas Taymor's turbocharged visuals and loud, often trashy use of sound and effects served as a perfect illustration for Shakesepare's bonkers gore-fest, it diminishes the more mature, heartfelt qualities of this play. The Tempest is a great playwright's swan song, the work of an aging, mature artist. Why would you give us an overly loud, ADD-afflicted MTV version?

Ultimately, this frustrating missed opportunity makes you wonder, did Taymor have her Shakespeare mixed up all along. Rather than give us "the stuff that dreams are made of", she serves us "a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing".


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How can a film with nudity be a pg? tomevo95
How is Ben Whishaw (Ariel) in this? booth-is-my-angel
Limited release? jrhettbaker
I LOVED IT! luckiibeckii
Still no UK release date alfieswitch1
Poster is Out! slipryeel25
Discuss The Tempest (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?