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Much Ado About Nothing Reviews

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Carrie R. Wheadon
Common Sense Media

Very accessible, jubilant Shakespeare with brief bawdiness.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

April 4, 2012
Variety Staff
Variety
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A spirited, winningly acted rendition of one of the Bard's most popular comedies.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 23, 2012
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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[Branagh] has found his way to the play's profound yet populist heart, rediscovering Shakespeare's vision of romantic fulfillment - celebration with an underlying tug of sadness - for an era that believes itself all too wise to the ways of love.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

September 7, 2011
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Branagh's highly entertaining and accessible take on one of the Bard's zestiest comedies. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 8, 2011
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Continuously enjoyable from its action-filled opening to the dazzling final shot...

Full Review Source: Variety

July 2, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A joyous romp whose forced jollity is only occasionally wearing.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

July 2, 2008

Film4

You can not fault Branagh's enthusiasm and his successful campaign to bring the Bard to the masses.

Full Review Source: Film4

July 2, 2008
Rachel Sanders
Apollo Guide

Although Kenneth Branagh's interpretation does much to make Shakespeare's play comprehensible, it ultimately fails to create any kind of enduring watchability.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 70/100

May 3, 2007
Derek Adams
Time Out
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There's much to commend in Branagh's pruned, international version of Shakespeare's troubling comedy.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A lively and colorful adaptation of Shakespeare's play; Thompson and Branagh are especially fun to watch.

| Original Score: 4/5

May 1, 2004
Dragan Antulov
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This film is going to entertain even those viewers who care little about Shakespeare and care about his comedies even less.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

November 7, 2003
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Unevenly cast but ebulliently filmed, the film is a treasure for the Branagh-Thompson scenes alone.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 15, 2003
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

A lot of fun! Branagh does excellent bringing Shakespeare's comedy to life.

| Original Score: 4/5

May 28, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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Kenneth Branagh...has done it again.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

Wonderful rendering of Shakespeare's comedy. Branagh and Thompson shine. Wish I could say the same for Keanu.

| Original Score: 4/5

March 21, 2003
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

A fun adaptation of Shakespeare that only suffers from some unfortunate casting, especially with Keaton and Keanu.

| Original Score: 3/5

November 11, 2002
James Rocchi
Netflix

Both perfectly classic and remarkably fresh.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 7, 2002
Clint Morris
Moviehole

All-star laughs, romance and hijinks!

| Original Score: 3/5

September 17, 2002
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Branagh once again proves he can out-Shakespeare even the Bard himself.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 3, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Inventively celebrates the sense of heightened vitality which is at the core of all Shakespeare's comedies.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

August 20, 2002
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