Titanic

  • 12
  • James Cameron (1997)
  • US
  • 186 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

There are two love stories here: one is between James Cameron and a ship; the other is between society girl Kate Winslet and third-class passenger Leonardo DiCaprio. Cameron's script wouldn't have sustained Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh for 80 minutes, but, somehow, he and his magical cast revive that old-style studio gloss for three riveting hours. Titanic is a sumptuous assault on the emotions, with a final hour that fully captures the horror and the freezing, paralysing fear of the moment. And there are single shots, such as an awesome albatross-like swoop past the steaming ship, when you sense Cameron hugging himself with the fun of it all. At a cost of over $200 million, it's one of the most expensive movies ever made; it grossed nearly two billion dollars at the box office - a record. Winning 11 Oscars, it also shares - with Ben-Hur and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - the record haul of Academy Awards.

Plot Summary

James Cameron's Oscar-winning blockbuster, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. During the Titanic's maiden voyage in 1912, penniless artist Jack Dawson falls in love with socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater, who is travelling with her fiancé. Years later, Rose relives the affair and the tragic events that followed, while a salvage crew searches for a priceless diamond said to have been lost in the shipwreck.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jack Dawson
Leonardo DiCaprio
Rose DeWitt Bukater
Kate Winslet
Cal Hockley
Billy Zane
Molly Brown
Kathy Bates
Ruth DeWitt Bukater
Frances Fisher
Old Rose
Gloria Stuart
Brock Lovett
Bill Paxton
Captain EJ Smith
Bernard Hill
Spicer Lovejoy
David Warner
Thomas Andrews
Victor Garber
Bruce Ismay
Jonathan Hyde
Fabrizio
Danny Nucci
Lizzy Calvert
Suzy Amis
Fifth Officer Harold Lowe
Ioan Gruffudd
John Jacob Astor
Eric Braeden
Irish mommy
Jenette Goldstein

Crew

Director
James Cameron

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
3D
Guidance: 
Violence. Edited for language and nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 6 Apr 2012
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama