Gamlet (Hamlet) (1964)

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At least the 22nd time William Shakespeare's most famous tragedy has been brought to the screen, Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of Hamlet was the first to preserve Shakespeare's entire text, uncut and unabridged. Moving the action into the 19th century, Branagh cast himself in the title role and, as in his adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, assembled an eclectic group of actors that mixed veteran Shakespearean performers (including John Mills, Judi Dench, John Gielgud, and Derek Jacobi) … More

Rating: PG-13 (sex, violence)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Kenneth Branagh
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 31, 2006
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cast


as Claudius

as Ophelia

as Player King

as Marcellus

as First Gravedigger

as Polonius

as Fortinbras

as English Ambassador

as Rosencrantz

as Guildenstern

as Hecuba

as Yorick

as Francisco

as Player Queen

as Old Norway

as Second Gravedigger

as Cornelius

as Young Hamlet

as Young Lord

as Player 1

as Sailor One

as Player 2

as Alexander

as Attendant to Claudiu...

as Attendant to Claudiu...

as Attendant to Claudiu...

as Attendant to Gertrud...

as Stage Manager

as Attendant to Gertrud...

as Lucianus

as Old Fortinbras

as Fortinbras' Captain

as Attendant to Gertrud...

as Sailor 2

as Pyrrus

as Prologue

as Prostitute

as Boatman

as Valtemand
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Critic Reviews for Gamlet (Hamlet)

All Critics (6)

One of the better versions of Hamlet.

Full Review… | September 4, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Kozintsev's film is probably the most cohesive of the five [Hamlets].

Full Review… | March 10, 2007
Combustible Celluloid

Striking Soviet imagery will send chills down your spine

Full Review… | November 8, 2006
Movie Habit

Kozintsev emphasizes the imprisoning moral architecture of Elsinore, not by obvious claustrophobic visuals, but by a rich, widescreen frame and purist, black-and-white imagery...

Full Review… | November 7, 2006

Elsinore's prince, via the great Soviet director Grigory Kozintsev. A devastating, extraordinary achievement.

Full Review… | October 20, 2006
Film Threat

Full Review… | March 10, 2003
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Gamlet (Hamlet)

Perhaps the best and most captivating on-screen adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Kenneth Branagh's performance blew me away!

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