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I couldn't get into it!
I watched this film for one reason and one reason only and that was Deborah Kerr. I'll be honest in that I wasn't familiar with the play, therefore, had no preconceived expectations. I have to say that the stunning Miss Kerr did not disappoint, however, it was the only three minutes and thirty-three seconds that held my attention in the entire movie. She was convincing in every way. Even the way she moved about the set was captivating. I just love her. However, the movie itself had me imagining if it would have been better if (fill in the blank) were in it. I'm not a Brando fan and I had a hard time believing him reciting Shakespeare. I like James Mason, but felt that there was something quite remote with him as Brutus. I couldn't get a handle on him at all. The story itself if a compelling one for sure and Joseph Mankiewicz was a brilliant, brilliant man, but this movie didn't do it for me. It just could be that Shakespeare just isn't for everyone and I'm one of those people.
- Rod Wade
The work of Gielgud, Mason and Brando is unquestionably what makes this adaptation uniquely impressive. Mason's work in Brutus' garden on the eve of the Ides of March is memorable, but nothing can compare to Brando's work as Mark Anthony changes the course of Roman history on the stairs of the Senate. If your kids are having trouble with Shakespeare, have them watch this. If they can get over B&W, they should be moved by the power of these three actors and their remarkable performances.
Great Brando performance
- Wendy Winkler
It was this movie that opened my eyes to what an incredible actor Marlon Brando was.
Julius Caesar, a great movie like rome itself.
I'am 27 years old and love classic movies. One of my all time favor movies is Juslius Caesar, I love how the actors were able to bring this film to live. I don't understand why is this movie not out on dvd I would buy up in heart beat.