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Hamlet Reviews

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 23, 2002
For its time, one of the best Shakespearean adaptations, even though a lot of the text has been omitted. Olivier's psychological take on Hamlet could be debated today.
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
September 18, 2002
If you want to study Shakespeare, and how it should really be done, then watch Laurence Olivier.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
It is everything that it should be: beautiful and haunting, powerful and ultimately tragic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Boxoffice Magazine
June 13, 2001
The feature is certain to live forever as a screen classic.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
a bold, well-paced tragedy that helped expand audience notions of what Shakespeare on screen could be like
| Original Score: 3.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
While I don't know if Olivier's is the best (I'm inclined to go with Branagh's), it certainly bears the indelible stamp of its director/star's personality.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
Olivier's direction of the film is inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 5, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 8, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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