Opening

67% The Equalizer Sep 26
70% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
84% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Top Box Office

63% The Maze Runner $32.5M
65% A Walk Among the Tombstones $13.1M
43% This Is Where I Leave You $11.9M
11% No Good Deed $10.2M
71% Dolphin Tale 2 $9.0M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $5.2M
20% Let's Be Cops $2.7M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $2.6M
88% The Drop $2.0M
37% If I Stay $1.8M

Coming Soon

56% Men, Women & Children Oct 01
—— Gone Girl Oct 03
—— Annabelle Oct 03
67% The Good Lie Oct 03
—— 7500 Oct 03

Premieres Tonight

—— The Big Bang Theory: Season 8
—— The Blacklist: Season 2
50% Forever: Season 1
85% Gotham: Season 1
23% Scorpion: Season 1
—— Sleepy Hollow: Season 2

New Episodes Tonight

71% Dallas: Season 3
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— American Dad!: Season 11
87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
53% The Lottery: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
78% Ray Donovan: Season 2
87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Unfortunately, Stoppard the director does not match the invigorating brilliance of Stoppard the writer.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

July 3, 2008

Film4

A disastrous adaptation of an excellent play.

Full Review Source: Film4

July 3, 2008
Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

...On stage, the sprightly teleological riffs and bebop dialogue delight as ends in themselves. Here they're leaden and compromised. What happened?

Full Review Source: DVDJournal.com

April 5, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Both Oldman and Roth turn in flat and uninspiring performances.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Really head-twisting adaptation of the play with fine work from Oldman and Roth.

| Original Score: 4/5

May 13, 2004
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

Probably the best stage to screen adaptation I've ever seen. Essential.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 15, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Tom Stoppard's 1967 morality play has been translated into a high-spirited and well-acted film.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 10, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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As happens at the opera, one usually laughs (if one laughs at all) not because something is funny, but because one has successfully recognized that it is supposed to be funny.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

By trying to take advantage of the medium, Stoppard loses track of what makes his work so wonderful. This belongs on the stage.

| Original Score: 2/5

January 21, 2003
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

"belongs on the stage, but for what it is, not bad"

| Original Score: 3/5

July 29, 2002
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

At a full two hours in length, there are just too many stretches where little or nothing is going on...

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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Staged as they are here, the jokes and the fourth-wall gamesmanship don't seem as funny as they did on the page.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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As a movie, this material, freely adapted by Stoppard, is boring and endless. It lies flat on the screen, hardly stirring.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 0/4

January 1, 2000
Kathleen Maher
Austin Chronicle

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern may be dead, but they do save the day.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Oz
eFilmCritic.com

A mess, but a damn amusing one.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D+

September 7, 2011
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

May 24, 2008
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

June 25, 2005
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

| Original Score: 4/5

January 16, 2005
Oz
Hollywood Bitchslap

| Original Score: 4/5

May 26, 2004
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