Henry V

Henry V



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Henry V Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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What works best in the film is the over-all vision.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 5/5

December 16, 2003
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Branagh's dogged vision of Shakespeare resonates.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 2, 2002
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

A triumphant affirmation of Shakespeare's timeless appeal.

| Original Score: 5/5

March 28, 2003
Mark R. Leeper

This is a memorable film and probably one that will be playing on PBS in 2010 when most of the rest of this year's films are forgotten.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 6/8

January 1, 2000
Cole Smithey


| Original Score: 4/5

June 14, 2008
Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] Toward "turning many years into an hourglass," Branagh the screenwriter condenses "King Henry the Fifth," while adding in elements from the first and second parts of "King Henry the Fourth." The effect is seamless.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A

January 29, 2012
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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The cast -- including Derek Jacobi as the modern-dress chorus, Paul Scofield, Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Emma Thompson, and Robbie Coltrane in an effective cameo as Falstaff -- is uniformly fine without any grandstanding.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 1, 2008
Variety Staff
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A stirring, gritty and enjoyable pic which offers a plethora of fine performances from some of the U.K.'s brightest talents.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 1, 2008
Anthony Quinn
Empire Magazine

It might never be as famous as Olivier's, but it should carry considerable clout for years to come.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

July 1, 2008
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 5/5

October 17, 2002
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

A strong, fiery film so good that Branagh has virtually drawn out a fifteen-year film career from the unrepeated success of this debut.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 17, 2003
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

In the end, Kenneth Branagh's Henry V stands tall alongside the wealth of 1990s Shakespearean adaptations that followed it, and marks a bold directorial debut.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 86/100

March 27, 2001
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Kenneth Branagh's audacious and stirring screen version of Shakespeare's drama.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

February 13, 2002
Rob Blackwelder

| Original Score: 5/5

October 18, 2002
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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In this alert, rousing interpretation of Henry V, Branagh beats down the doors of high art and drags the sleeping bard into the light of modern day.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Dragan Antulov

One of the best film adaptations of Shakespeare.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 9/10

January 1, 2000
Sarah Chauncey

| Original Score: 4/5

June 4, 2004
Benedict Nightingale
New York Times
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Mr. Branagh's Henry has psychological heft and intellectual weight.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 21, 2003
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