A handsome, agreeably performed rendition that fails to ignite much laughter or any real emotion.
The direction is assured, and the cast is masterly.
A comic meditation on desire, disguise and inherent bisexuality.
An entertaining movie. No more, no less.
| Original Score: 3/4
Only fitfully do the actors actually seem to become the characters they are playing.
British director Nunn doesn't always take advantage of the play's comic possibilities. But he creates absorbing, original moments -- in the unlikeliest of places.
An innovative and imaginatively rendered version of Shakespeare's funniest play.
Bonham Carter, who has grown wonderfully as an actress, walks the thin line between love and comedy...
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Stage director Trevor Nunn hasn't exploited it in his film of the chaotic Bard farce, which delivers only fitfully on goodwill the play automatically beckons.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Shakespeare aficionados will probably be pleased that so much of the written word has made it to the screen, but the two-plus hour running length is a bit burdensome.