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Review: The Tempest

Taymor fails to cast a spell
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  February 24, 2011
2.5 2.5 Stars

I hate to think that Taymor fell under the siren spell of computer-generated imagery. Maybe if she had stuck to puppets and masks, the flesh and blood beneath them would have been more animated. As it is, without that crucial cup of chocolate, the film never quite gets off the ground.

The Tempest | Directed by Julie Taymor | Written by Julie Taymor based on the play by William Shakespeare | with Helen Mirren, David Strathairn, Reeve Carney, Ben Whishaw, Alfred Molina, Russell Brand, Djimon Hounsou, and Felicity Jones | Touchstone Pictures | 110 minutes

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