Othello

1951

Action / Drama / History / Romance

42
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 92%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 84%
IMDb Rating 7.7 10 6365

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Orson Welles as Othello
Joseph Cotten as Senator
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Reviewed by Fraser Rew 1 / 10

Is this Shakespeare's worst play?

No, I'm not trolling. I like a lot of Shakespeare's plays so I thought I'd try Othello. I hope it's the last time I see any version of probably the most implausible movie I've ever seen. In case you missed it: * Someone suggests to Othello, a newly married man who's infatuated with his wife, that she's cheating on him. Instead of telling him he's out of line, Othello believes him. * He goes on a military campaign and takes with him not just his wife, but also her maid. * He tramples on a handkerchief that he later says is of utmost sentimental value to him. * Despite being in charge of the Venetian army, he has hours every day to talk one-on-one, to one of his advisers, about his personal life. * Iago and Cassio have a conversation about Bianca in which Cassio doesn't once mention Bianca's name. * Desdemona mentions Cassio all the time. If she was having an affair with him, wouldn't she try to make it a bit less obvious? * Roderigo tells Iago that he doesn't trust him, and not thirty seconds later agrees when Iago suggests he kill Cassio. * Cassio, dying, says that he had two killers, but nobody bothers to look for the second one. * Othello overhears a conversation between Emilia and Desdemona which makes it clear that Desdemona has done nothing wrong, but still thinks she's being unfaithful to him. * Despite the fact that there's precisely, exactly, zero chemistry between Cassio and Desdemona when they're together, and the fact that nobody but Iago is suspicious, and that Cassio is already seeing someone else, and that Othello raises his suspicions with not a single other person, and the overheard conversation, he still thinks she's unfaithful. * He locks himself in their bedroom, knowing that Emilia has seen him, before he kills her, making him the only possible murderer. * When Emilia points out that Desdemona is (was) innocent, Othello, having been sure enough of her guilt for days and days, and sure enough to kill her only ten minutes earlier, suddenly decides she was innocent. OK, so I get that people don't always act rationally when love is involved, but seriously, that doesn't even explain even half of the above. I did battle my way to the end of it, but honestly, that's an hour and a half of my life that I'll never get back.

Reviewed by Eric Stevenson 9 / 10

Please remember!

"Citizen Kane" was certainly a tough act to follow, which is why you're not familiar with most of Orson Welles' other films. I truly believe that you should check out all of his movies as most of them are great, but sadly not on the level of "Citizen Kane". Welles was rather fond of Shakespeare and had a great starring role. I have never seen an adaptation of "Othello" before or even read (or seen) the play performed. It actually fascinates me how it's easy to sum up. There's certainly a lot going on, but it's easy to summarize. Othello is being manipulated by Iago into thinking his wife is having an affair.

The only Iago I was familiar with was the one from "Aladdin". It's great to be familiar with a character that many people consider one of the most classic villains in all of pop culture. The atmosphere is as great as you would expect it to be. It really did feel like a big epic movie even though it was only 93 minutes long. It's just hard to imagine such a great story condensed into that running time. This makes the pacing work wonderfully and it's so rewarding in the end. While not as good as his version of "Macbeth" still great. ***1/2

Reviewed by Pat Sorthé 10 / 10

The green eyes monster

Orson Welles made Otello one excellent movie, because he knows everything about teatro and movies. All actors has good performances. Orson Welles, Micheál MacLiammói had great work. The movie has beautiful image in black and white. This movie is to watch with pleasure.

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