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Carrie R. Wheadon
Common Sense Media
April 4, 2012
Very accessible, jubilant Shakespeare with brief bawdiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
February 23, 2012
A spirited, winningly acted rendition of one of the Bard's most popular comedies.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
[Branagh] has found his way to the play's profound yet populist heart, rediscovering Shakespeare's vision of romantic fulfillment - celebration with an underlying tug of sadness - for an era that believes itself all too wise to the ways of love.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 8, 2011
Branagh's highly entertaining and accessible take on one of the Bard's zestiest comedies. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
July 2, 2008
Continuously enjoyable from its action-filled opening to the dazzling final shot...

TV Guide
July 2, 2008
A joyous romp whose forced jollity is only occasionally wearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

July 2, 2008
You can not fault Branagh's enthusiasm and his successful campaign to bring the Bard to the masses.
Cole Smithey
November 20, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
There's much to commend in Branagh's pruned, international version of Shakespeare's troubling comedy.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
June 29, 2005
| Original Score: B
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 5, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Chauncey
June 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
May 1, 2004
A lively and colorful adaptation of Shakespeare's play; Thompson and Branagh are especially fun to watch.
| 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
Dragan Antulov
November 7, 2003
This film is going to entertain even those viewers who care little about Shakespeare and care about his comedies even less.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
August 16, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 15, 2003
Unevenly cast but ebulliently filmed, the film is a treasure for the Branagh-Thompson scenes alone.
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
May 28, 2003
A lot of fun! Branagh does excellent bringing Shakespeare's comedy to life.
| Original Score: 4/5
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