Hamlet

Hamlet

95%
  • PG-13, 2 hr. 30 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Kenneth Branagh
    In Theaters:
    Dec 25, 1996 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 14, 2007
  • Sony Pictures Classics

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Hamlet Reviews

Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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There are many ... instances when you want to run screaming from Elsinore Castle.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

September 25, 2002
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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With his handsome and compelling Hamlet, Kenneth Branagh brings the Bard's greatest tragedy passionately alive on the screen.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 15, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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This Hamlet may not be perfect, but it is perfectly engrossing.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

April 12, 2002
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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As star and ringmaster, Branagh gets to the heart of Hamlet and goes to admirable lengths to take his audience there, too.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Lloyd Rose
Washington Post
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The film equivalent of a lushly illustrated coffee-table book.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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I have seen dozens of versions of this play (either on screen or on stage), and none has ever held me in such a grip of awe.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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By looking to the box office and the classroom with equal respect, [Branagh] has kept himself a friend of Shakespeare.

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in a vibrant, full-text, full-hearted film from Shakespeare's most complex tragedy.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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Branagh confirms what was known from the opening shot of Henry V: he has fine cinematic skills.

January 1, 2000
Mike Clark
USA Today
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Glorious as it is, this unexpurgated workout is ultimately a movie of moments.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Scott Rosenberg
Salon.com
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Every little triumph seems to inspire in Branagh some accompanying act of bad taste or judgment.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Branagh's version moved me, entertained me and made me feel for the first time at home in that doomed royal court.

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

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A vigorous, four-hour adaptation that's 100 percent Shakespeare and 100 percent cinema.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
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