Henry V

1989, History/Drama, 2h 17m

40 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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Pehaps Kenneth Branagh's most fully realized Shakespeare adaptation, Henry V is an energetic, passionate, and wonderfully acted film. Read critic reviews

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In this gritty screen adaptation of Shakespeare's play about the heroic and ruthless king, Henry V of England (Kenneth Branagh) determines to lay claim to the kingdom of France. Henry's self-doubt and the diminished morale of his army stand in the way of a victory that would unite the two countries and provide Henry with a queen (Emma Thompson). However, his sheer determination and his impassioned speeches ready his men for the bloodiest of battles -- Agincourt.

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  • Feb 21, 2015
    It's probably good if you're into Shakespeare. It went right over my head.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 11, 2013
    The Branaugh take on Shakespeare starts here with the film that had everyone comparing him to Larry Olivier. It is possible that we embraced this first very good Shakespearean film since Olivier a little easily. Branaugh is no Olivier after all and this film is not as good as Larry's in '44.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 27, 2012
    Good. But too much left out.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2012
    Worth watching just for Branagh's rousing Agincourt speech.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer

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