|IRELAND, ITALY, FRANCE, CANADA, UK, SPAIN, GERMANY||2012||55 Min||History . Drama|
"Titanic: Blood & Steel" chronicles the story of human relationships and adversity, that led to the birth of the legendary RMS Titanic. To its wealthy investors, it was a dream. To the middle class who oversaw the project, it was a challenge. But to the working class who built it, Titanic was the start of a revolution. With Ireland under British rule, and the Protestant and Catholic struggle intensifying, Titanic was more than a ship - it was a symbol of ambition, hope and unity.
That producers opt to tell a different Titanic story is admirable in light of so many filmed versions of the story that already exist, including a four-hour miniseries that aired on ABC earlier this year. But the decision not to reveal the fates of the miniseries' fictional characters may feel like a cheat to anyone who invests 12 hours in this program.Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
Though it is flat and obvious at times, and some might call it ill-paced--I think of it as leisurely--it is only a little sanctimonious and not at all stuffed.Los Angeles Times Full Review
A tediously boring story.Entertainment Weekly Full Review
Hard-core lovers of historical drama who've made no other TV appointments this fall might find the time.Philadelphia Daily News Full Review