(1997)

Critic Reviews

74

Metascore

Based on 34 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Chicago Sun-Times
It is flawlessly crafted, intelligently constructed, strongly acted and spellbinding.
100
Entertainment Weekly
Titanic floods you with elemental passion in a way that invites comparison with the original movie spectacles of D.W. Griffith.
100
USA Today
His (Cameron) movie may not be perfect, but visually and viscerally, it pretty well is.
100
New York Daily News
It leaves the port of enterprise and arrives on the far shore of art.
100
ReelViews
You don't just watch Titanic, you experience it.
100
Chicago Tribune
A film that sweeps us away into a world of spectacle, beauty and excitement, a realm of fantasy unimaginable without the movies.
100
Baltimore Sun
The title represents size and power, speed and hubris -- the very things the ship has come to stand for and the things that Cameron has restored to the cinema with grand, generous style.
75
Boston Globe
Titanic is a big-budget spectacle and director Cameron brings it off with high-tech bravura, placing us aboard the ship in real time.
75
Christian Science Monitor
The first half drags a bit, but the adventure scenes are exciting and the visual effects are as dazzling as Hollywood's most advanced technology can make them. Focusing as much on time and memory as on danger and disaster, it's an epic with a heart.
75
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Titanic is awesome even when it's awful -- you can't take your eyes off the extraordinary thing.
50
San Francisco Chronicle
The last hour of Titanic is huge and staggering, but there's no horror in it. No gravity, either. Entrusted with one of the century's monumental stories, Cameron can present it only as a crying shame. And that's a crying shame.
30
What audiences end up with word-wise is a hackneyed, completely derivative copy of old Hollywood romances, a movie that reeks of phoniness and lacks even minimal originality.

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