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  1. DrFirestone's rating of the film The Tempest

    This is something quite unique. The atmosphere reminds me of a mad, confusing dream. The location adds to the sense of mystery, so does the brilliant use of light and shadows with carefully composed frames. The first impression is strong - the weird mood feels fresh, we get to know the characters and new ones are introduced, but it gradually looses some steam. Still, it's absolutely worth watching as an "experience".

  2. Dogville59's rating of the film The Tempest

    It is wonderful to watch a film not obsessed with pleasing heterosexual males. Full of beautiful men, artistic and creative cinematography it was a pleasure.

  3. Terry_Moby's rating of the film The Tempest

    4.5 Elisabeth Welsh´s performance of "Stormy Weather" is still one of the nicest surprises I ever experienced in a film. Fascinating adaptation, anyway.

  4. Graceful Photon's rating of the film The Tempest

    The opening is a long one, but if you can outlast the initially slow action then the latter section is a jubilant celebration well worth the wait.

  5. katerpink's rating of the film The Tempest

    Great lighting in this dark castle. Superb pastel colors.

  6. Cependant's rating of the film The Tempest

    Du foin dans le château.

  7. opandadodavid's rating of the film The Tempest

  8. Benjamin Bland's rating of the film The Tempest

    Some of the performances are diabolical but are more than compensated before by the quality of the aesthetic.

  9. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film The Tempest

    Non-subtitled version. For experimental theater lovers in general and Sheakespeare in the text in particular. Version non-sous-titrée. Pour amateurs de théatre expérimental en général et de Sheakespeare dans le texte en particulier.

  10. Max Seqgar's rating of the film The Tempest

    Jarman did put a great show on this one!

  11. David Rivera Castro's rating of the film The Tempest

    Bastante insufrible. No creo que aporte nada a la obra de teatro, al contrario le quita.

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  13. EdieEmm's rating of the film The Tempest

    Mubi gives me enough characters to leave, as review, 140 heart emoticons. I seriously considered it... Playful, punk, iconoclastic adaptation, full of fanciful extravagance and Jarman's trademark exquisite lighting, colour, composition. Whatever it might lack in profundity it makes up for in charm and delight. (And, honestly, could Karl Johnson be any sexier?) OK, here goes: <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  14. antonio's rating of the film The Tempest

    beautiful visuals, rest disappointing

  15. Henrique Amud's rating of the film The Tempest

    Beutiful, magical and jolly, just not entirely my cup of 70's tea.

  16. msmichel's rating of the film The Tempest

    Jarman's take on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' is a mixed bag to say the least. In the early sections it seems earnest but dull but eventually winds up in high camp with dancing sailors and the singing of 'Stormy Weather'. Perhaps risqué or even dangerous in '79 but in today's context one can see tougher adaptations at 'Shakespeare in the Park'. Performances are all over the place though Toyah Wilcox is quite good.

  17. Alessandro Tinchini's rating of the film The Tempest

    Magic in cinema could be explained by this film. Scenes that come out from a Caravaggio canvas, light used in the best way. No wonder the director is a painter and works like one in filmmaking. The ending is the right crown to all which was build before and it always brings tears to my eyes, no matter how many times I watch it.

  18. Samuel Donath's rating of the film The Tempest

    My first and favorite Jarman film!

  19. Tyler's rating of the film The Tempest

    his most underrated work. the adaptation is pure jarman - queerly atmospheric, sublimely frivolous, and (generally) irreverent to its source material. the wedding sequence towards the end is magic(k)al.

  20. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film The Tempest

    Derek Jarman's avant-garde, colorful, and campy take on William Shakespeare's final play is not the best representation of the Bard's story, as it tends to get lost down its own rabbit hole of bizarre distractions (and focus on Caliban over Prospero). But there are some choice moments here, including the climactic tempest represented by a cabaret performance of "Stormy Weather" by Elisabeth Welch.

  21. Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Tempest

    An eclectic magpie’s nest of a film: spry and light of foot, capturing a sense of lyrical magic with surprising ease. I disagree with the synopsis above about being a homosexual metaphor as this is one of the few films where Jarman doesn’t beat that drum so loudly. It’s more a humanist reading. One of the finer Shakespeare adaptations.

  22. Laura De Noves's rating of the film The Tempest

    This film can't be called an 'adaptation' really; I've never seen anything miss the point of an original work so completely. 'Inspired by' perhaps, but there's a pseudo-artistic sincerity which, unless <i>I'm</i> completely missing something, makes its pretty unbearable to watch, let alone enjoy.

  23. Cat's rating of the film The Tempest

    Probably my favourite portrayal of Ariel.