Henry V Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
What works best in the film is the over-all vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
December 16, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 2, 2002
Branagh's dogged vision of Shakespeare resonates.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 28, 2003
A triumphant affirmation of Shakespeare's timeless appeal.
| Original Score: 5/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 6/8
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 14, 2008
Good.
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
January 29, 2012
[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 | Original Score: A
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 1, 2008
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 1, 2008
A stirring, gritty and enjoyable pic which offers a plethora of fine performances from some of the U.K.'s brightest talents.
Anthony Quinn
Empire Magazine
July 1, 2008
It might never be as famous as Olivier's, but it should carry considerable clout for years to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 17, 2003
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
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
March 27, 2001
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 | Original Score: 86/100
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 13, 2002
Kenneth Branagh's audacious and stirring screen version of Shakespeare's drama.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
October 18, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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.
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
One of the best film adaptations of Shakespeare.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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Benedict Nightingale
New York Times
May 21, 2003
Mr. Branagh's Henry has psychological heft and intellectual weight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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