Marat/Sade (1966) - Rotten Tomatoes

Marat/Sade (1966)




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Adaptation of Peter Weiss's searing allegory of the freedom of the individual battling against the demands of society. A group of upper-class Parisians in the time of Napoleon visit the insane asylum at Charenton, where the institutionalized Marquis de Sade leads the inmates in a play he's written, which depicts the assassination of the revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat by Charlotte Corday. Film debut of Glenda Jackson.

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Ian Richardson
as Jean-Paul Marat
Patrick Magee
as Marquis de Sade
Glenda Jackson
as Charlotte Corday
Clifford Rose
as M. Coulmier
Brenda Kempner
as Mme. Coulmier
Ruth Baker
as Mlle. Coulmier
Freddie Jones
as Cucurucu
Jeanette Landis
as Rossignol
Susan Williamson
as Simonne Evrard
John Steiner
as Duperret
James Mellor
as Schoolmaster
Ian Hogg
as Military Representative
John Hussey
as Newly Rich Lady
John Harwood
as Voltaire
Leon Lissek
as Lavoisier
Dick Callinan
as Musician
Michael Gould
as Musician
Nicholas Moes
as Musician
Paul Hiley
as Musician
Mary Allen
as Patient
Guy Gordon
as Patient
Sheila Grant
as Patient
Lyn Pinkney
as Patient
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Critic Reviews for Marat/Sade

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

Brook has achieved the very difficult. He has taken an important play, made it more immediate and powerful than it was on the stage, and at the same time created a distinguished and brilliant film.

June 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Marat/Sade seems to me more theatre than drama. It is perhaps a lesser achievement for that reason, but in the hands of Peter Brook and... the Royal Shakespeare Company, theatre is raised to a height of proficiency that confers its own delight.

November 23, 2020 | Full Review…

The centre fails to hold, and increasingly the emotive devices of the production seem to be lashing around in an intellectual straitjacket.

July 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Though not as powerful as the play, even if there's the same director and performers, it still connects with a modern audience.

July 1, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Aggressively bizarre but fascinating.

September 27, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Told in rhyme and song, Marat/Sade entertains, informs, moves and horrifies in equal measure.

May 12, 2003 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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