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Hamlet Reviews

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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
February 23, 2016
Altogether Hamlet is one of the most impressive films ever made and, so far as Shakespeare's work is concerned, it need never be done again on stage nor for the screen, as the Olivier production... may stand for all time as THE Hamlet.
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TIME Magazine
February 18, 2009
Sir Laurence Olivier's masterful version of the classic.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 20, 2008
Despite winning several Oscars, Olivier's (condensed) version of Shakespeare's masterpiece makes for frustrating viewing.
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Variety Staff
Variety
February 20, 2008
This is picture-making at its best, and its showing must be done with the dignity it deserves.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
December 12, 2006
The matter is settled; the filmed Hamlet of Laurence Olivier gives absolute proof that these classics are magnificiently suited to the screen.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 12, 2006
Laurence Olivier's famous 1948 interpretation of Shakespeare's play suffers slightly from his pop-Freud approach to the character and from some excessively flashy, wrongheaded camera work.