December 22nd, 2011

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Still of Ralph Fiennes in CoriolanusStill of Ralph Fiennes, Vanessa Redgrave, John Kani, Jessica Chastain and Harry Fenn in CoriolanusRalph Fiennes at event of CoriolanusStill of Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave in CoriolanusStill of Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave in CoriolanusStill of Vanessa Redgrave and Jessica Chastain in Coriolanus

A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 7.2/10 (2,723 voted)

Critic's Score: 79/100

Director: Ralph Fiennes

Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox

The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Rome is bloody. Manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and even his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his life or his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius.

Writers: John Logan, William Shakespeare

Gerard Butler - Tullus Aufidius
Ralph Fiennes - Caius Martius Coriolanus
Lubna Azabal - First Citizen (Tamora)
Ashraf Barhom - Second Citizen (Cassius)
Zoran Cica - Citizen
Milos Dabic - Citizen
Nicolas Isia - Citizen
Zoran Miljkovic - Citizen
Marija Mogbolu - Citizen
Milan Perovic - Citizen
Nenad Ristic - Citizen
Lawrence Stevenson - Citizen
Marko Stojanovic - Citizen
Tamara Krcunovic - Citizen
Olivera Viktorovic - Citizen

Taglines: Nature Teaches Beasts to Know Their Friends


Official Website: Official site [Japan] | Official site [uk] |

Release Date: 22 December 2011

Filming Locations: Belgrade, Serbia

Opening Weekend: $61,136 (USA) (22 January 2012) (9 Screens)

Gross: $331,472 (USA) (19 February 2012)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

One line states that Coriolanus, played by Ralph Fiennes, "has grown from man to dragon." In the film Red Dragon, Fiennes' character wished to become a dragon.

Caius Martius Coriolanus: I'll fight with none but thee, for I do hate thee.
Tullus Aufidius: We hate alike.

User Review

Look out Kenneth Branagh

Rating: 8/10

This is my first review on IMDb so bare with me. Coriolanus has the right ingredients for a good movie, great story(can you top Shakespeare?) and a strong cast.Only thing that was unknown so far is the director.IMO Mr. Fiennes did very well in his debut, his camera moves around at eyes height and often lingers close up to actors faces(it keeps the film from being stagy and lets you see all the nuances they convey).Locations are interesting and there are couple of nice fight scenes.The language is Shakespirian but i had no problems understanding it( not my native lang.), musical score is kinda tribal and quite appropriate for the theme of the film. It's a very dark movie and it gets a bit bloody sometime so if you're not into that be warned. My vote is 8/10 i recommend it to everyone and hope to see more of Mr. Fiennes work behind the camera. P.S. Look out Ken Branagh you've got some competition now :)

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