Visually striking. Often very violent and tough to take. Ultimately it may be a victim of the play that is strong on plot and gore but short on character.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis:
Potent, time-bending adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, with Hopkins as a victorious Roman general whose rigid code of honor and duty proves to be his downfall. Lange is his prisoner, Tamora, queen of the Goths, who plots revenge. Impressive work by innovative theater director Taymor, who also wrote the screenplay as an examination of violence-its cause and effect-as it relates to modern society. Lennix is a standout as Aaron, the Moor.