Hamlet

Hamlet

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  • Hamlet
    2 minutes 42 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Hamlet Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Starring Mel Gibson, Zeffirelli's Oscar-nominated version is colorful and mildly engaging, but lacking depth and poetry, and the two women are miscast.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C+

June 6, 2012
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Alas, poor Mel Gibson! I knew him when he was on top of the world.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 19, 2012
Randy White
Common Sense Media

Mel Gibson emotes as the doleful Dane.

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

January 2, 2011

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Offers what amounts to a comic book intro to Shakespeare's classic, retaining few of the play's psychological complexities.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 4, 2008
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

February 22, 2008
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

| Original Score: 3/5

March 16, 2007
Derek Adams
Time Out
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It's a surprisingly successful venture, decked out in Anglo-Saxon styles and with a brooding, robust castle setting which oozes horse muck.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 3/5

November 4, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 3/5

October 17, 2003
Caryn James
New York Times
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[Mel Gibson] is by far the best part of Mr. Zeffirelli's sometimes slick but always lucid and beautifully cinematic version of the play.

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

October 4, 2003

Film4

Not only is Mel Gibson much better than you might expect, but Zeffirelli's Hamlet is often entertaining and rarely hard to endure.

Full Review Source: Film4

October 4, 2003
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Zeffirelli does an excellent job at juggling with updating Hamlet, while staying close to the classic play.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 16, 2003
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net

| Original Score: 4/5

March 24, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Gibson makes a fine, frenzied Hamlet, but Zeffirelli's direction leaves something to be desired.

| Original Score: 3/5

March 2, 2003
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

Gibson's Hamlet is more than respectable, but Helena Bonham Carter's the best Ophelia I've ever seen.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 6, 2003
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

| Original Score: 4/5

August 3, 2002
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury

| Original Score: 4/5

August 1, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

July 29, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Zeffirelli's screen interpretation centers on Mel Gibson's deft portrayal of the intense emotions throttling the mind and body of this melancholy Dane.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

January 15, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The style of Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet, with Mel Gibson in the title role, is robust and physical and -- don't take this the wrong way -- upbeat.

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

January 1, 2000
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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