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King Lear (1983)

King Lear


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Release Date: Apr 3, 1983 Wide


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Movie Info

Shakespeare's tragedy, made for British television, is given a full-blooded rendition here with the great Laurence Olivier in the title role and a stellar cast to support him, in the tale of a king torn apart by the ambition and treachery within his family and by his own pride. ~ Mark Hockley, Rovi

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama , Television , Classics , Special Interest
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On DVD: Feb 29, 2000


as Lear's Knight

as Burgundy

as The Fool

as Cornwall

as Gloucester

as Second Officer

as Cornwall's Servant
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Critic Reviews for King Lear

All Critics (1)

Esta produção para a tevê americana tem péssima transferência de imagem e se beneficia apenas da tour de force de Olivier. No entanto, é longa e cansativa demais.

July 25, 2003
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for King Lear


All the actresses are brilliant and the play is well filmed but it would all be for naught if not for Olivier's astounding performance.

jay nixon

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