OthelloOthello is a hero after crushing an invasion by the Turkish army near Cyprus. He is eager to get married with the beautiful Desdemona and ignores the advice of his intended's father about her characters. One day, his rival has a conspiracy which makes he think Desdemona and Cassio are in love. How does he deal with problems?Keywords:
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Directors of "Othello"Orson WellesBirthdate: 6 May 1915, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
Creators of "Othello"William ShakespeareBirthdate: 23 April 1564, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Kingdom of England [now England, UK]
Critic Reviews of "Othello"Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
A highly engaging attempt at Shakespeare's most domestic tragedy.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
Mr. Branagh's superb performance...guarantees this film an immediacy that any audience will understand.Hollywood ReporterOctober 15, 2002
Davies has done an admirable job of condensing the sprawling action.Los Angeles TimesFebruary 13, 2001
Parker has shown how involving and moving Shakespeare can still be on the screen.USA TodayJanuary 01, 2000
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.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
Passion, like outpourings of iambic pentameter, isn't part of this picture's equation.TV GuideJuly 03, 2008
Laurence Fishburne is an actor of no little talent, but he lacks Othello's martial bearing and heroic stature.Film4July 03, 2008
Branagh, as Iago, is so obviously the best thing in this largely uninteresting interpretation that you feel sorry for him when he inevitably bites the big one.EmanuelLevy.ComMarch 16, 2008
A decent but not great version that makes Shakespeare's reliable play accessible, but the acting is uneven: Branagh is witty as Iago, Fishburne looks but doesn't sound right, and Jacob is pale as Desdemona.TheMovieReport.comDecember 05, 2004
An entertaining, respectful adaptation that plays like an erotic thriller with Elizabethan language.Needcoffee.comFebruary 06, 2004
Fishburne gives an amazingly chilling turn; when his Othello receives the Bad News about his lady love, Fishburne positively radiates homicide.About.comNovember 25, 2003
Fine Shakespeare adaptation
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