Prince of Jutland (Royal Deceit) (1994)

Prince of Jutland (Royal Deceit)





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Movie Info

This European historical saga presents the true tale of regicide and insanity on which Shakespeare based Hamlet. When the king of Jutland is murdered by his brother, the dark prince claims both the throne and Queen Geruth. Although her son saw the murder, he feigns madness to spare his life.

Rating: R (for some violence and scenes of nudity)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Erik Kjersgaard
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 31, 2005


as Aethelwine

as Hardvendel

as Ragnar

as Caedman

as Aelfred

as Frovin
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Critic Reviews for Prince of Jutland (Royal Deceit)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

September 23, 2005
International Press Academy

August 14, 2005

| October 16, 2002

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Prince of Jutland (Royal Deceit)

Stolid reworking of Hamlet certainly has an outstanding cast but the director has no idea what to do with them. He has drained the inherent tragedy from the piece and what is left is a hollow exercise in tedium. Not a single one of his players, all experienced Shakespearean actors, is given a chance to let loose and breath some kind of life into this flat enterprise.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


A really interesting look at the story of Hamlet. It is well acted, but the production value is quite low and it looks like a made for T.V. movie. The visual style is not very extravagant and quite basic. It relies on the strong actors to carry the film.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer


This is not the best adaptation of Hamlet, but the strength of the cast performances makes an otherwise dull movie rather enjoyable.

Heather Metzger

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