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Much Ado About Nothing Reviews

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Stephen Farber
Movieline
January 9, 2002
One longs for genuine bursts of cinematic poetry instead of all the overemphatic gusto.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
The picture is overripe, and with few exceptions, so are the performances.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This film cements Branagh's status as a great director of Shakespeare, and perhaps of film in general, as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The key to the film's success is in the acting, especially in the sparks that fly between Branagh and Thompson.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Somehow, the movie feels insubstantial and uninspired.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Director Branagh, who altered the play imaginatively for the screen, gives wonderful import to this silliness from long ago.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The movie is uneven, but the range is from good to outstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Faires
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Kenneth Branagh's return to Shakespeare captures the Bard's captivating comic romance at the peak of flavor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The good news is that the audience will have just as much fun as the players with this one.
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
A lusty, vigorous, sun-drenched romp in which two parallel love affairs intertwine with comedic and dramatic results.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
The pace is fast and Shakespeare pleases much.
Full Review | Original Score: +2 out of -4..+4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 20, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 29, 2005
| Original Score: B
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 5, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 12, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
August 16, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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