Henry V Reviews

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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.
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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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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Branagh succeeds in his blunt, robust portrayal of the Soldier-King, hauling the film along in the wake of his own gung-ho performance.
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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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Amy E. Schwartz
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
More questioning, more agonized, finally more humble.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Everything about this remarkable production is exhilaratingly unexpected.
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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
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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.