Othello (1995)Closed Captioning
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Oscar-nominee Laurence Fishburne (the "The Matrix" trilogy, "Osmosis Jones") and Kenneth Branagh ("Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," "Rabbit-Proof Fence") star in Shakespeare's thrilling tale about the doomed marriage between a Moorish general and the daughter of a Venetian noble (Irene Jacob -- "My Life So Far," "U.S. Marshals"). Leonard Maltin praises Fishburne as "very good" in the title role, with Branagh "brilliant as the witty, scheming Iago" in this riveting, naturalistic version of the classic tragedy.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 38
- Fresh: 26
- Rotten: 12
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Mr. Branagh's superb performance...guarantees this film an immediacy that any audience will understand.
Fresh: The movie is roughly on the same cinematic level as the Mel Gibson Hamlet, though it tends to get under your skin a little more once it gets rolling.
Fresh: Parker has shown how involving and moving Shakespeare can still be on the screen.
Rotten: The real question is, could director Oliver Parker have done worse?
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1995
- © 1995 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.