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Henry V Reviews

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February 4, 2015
There's a boldness to Branagh's Henry V, which shows off the cinematic possibilities of Shakespeare without a lot of distracting razzle-dazzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] Toward "turning many years into an hourglass," Branagh the screenwriter condenses "King Henry the Fifth," while adding in elements from the first and second parts of "King Henry the Fourth." The effect is seamless.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 1, 2008
Like Sir Larry's, this remains Branagh's best movie and although less spirited and more actorish than its predecessor, it has a modern feel and a grittier tone to it, notably in the battle scenes.
July 1, 2008
A stirring, gritty and enjoyable pic which offers a plethora of fine performances from some of the U.K.'s brightest talents.
July 1, 2008
It might never be as famous as Olivier's, but it should carry considerable clout for years to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 1, 2008
The cast -- including Derek Jacobi as the modern-dress chorus, Paul Scofield, Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Emma Thompson, and Robbie Coltrane in an effective cameo as Falstaff -- is uniformly fine without any grandstanding.
June 14, 2008
Good.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Branagh succeeds in his blunt, robust portrayal of the Soldier-King, hauling the film along in the wake of his own gung-ho performance.
June 17, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 12, 2004
Shakespeare with guts, passion and spectacle
| Original Score: 4/5
June 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 7, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
December 16, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 17, 2003
A strong, fiery film so good that Branagh has virtually drawn out a fifteen-year film career from the unrepeated success of this debut.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2003
Straightforward, energetic and updated Bard.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 21, 2003
Mr. Branagh's Henry has psychological heft and intellectual weight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 28, 2003
A triumphant affirmation of Shakespeare's timeless appeal.
| Original Score: 5/5
October 18, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
October 8, 2002
Many fine feature film versions of Shakespeare exist. Few can match this one for raw power.
| Original Score: 4/5
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