The Tempest

Shakespeare fans will be divided over the merits of this slick version of The Tempest, centered around magician Prospero (Helen Mirren) who is cast away on an island by her brother. Despite good performances Julie Taymor’s film is visually uninspiring while not making the Bard’s work accessible to the masses.


Good for: Anyone who likes Shakespeare with a twist.

Watch The Tempest trailer here.