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Much Ado About Nothing Reviews

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May 12, 2001
The picture is overripe, and with few exceptions, so are the performances.
January 1, 2000
Somehow, the movie feels insubstantial and uninspired.
January 9, 2002
One longs for genuine bursts of cinematic poetry instead of all the overemphatic gusto.
May 3, 2007
Although Kenneth Branagh's interpretation does much to make Shakespeare's play comprehensible, it ultimately fails to create any kind of enduring watchability.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
January 24, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
April 4, 2012
Very accessible, jubilant Shakespeare with brief bawdiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
Both perfectly classic and remarkably fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 17, 2002
All-star laughs, romance and hijinks!
| Original Score: 3/5
July 2, 2008
Continuously enjoyable from its action-filled opening to the dazzling final shot...
January 1, 2000
The pace is fast and Shakespeare pleases much.
Full Review | Original Score: +2 out of -4..+4
November 20, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2012
A spirited, winningly acted rendition of one of the Bard's most popular comedies.
August 5, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2006
There's much to commend in Branagh's pruned, international version of Shakespeare's troubling comedy.
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2003
Unevenly cast but ebulliently filmed, the film is a treasure for the Branagh-Thompson scenes alone.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 1, 2004
A lively and colorful adaptation of Shakespeare's play; Thompson and Branagh are especially fun to watch.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 20, 2002
Inventively celebrates the sense of heightened vitality which is at the core of all Shakespeare's comedies.
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