Much Ado About Nothing Reviews

January 5, 2018
Doyle's enrapturing music and Branagh's cinematic grip of the play--inventive, lithe, somehow Shakespearean--are splendid. This Much Ado is a flawed gem. Certainly, regrettably, flawed; still, a gem.
February 23, 2012
A spirited, winningly acted rendition of one of the Bard's most popular comedies.
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.
July 2, 2008
Continuously enjoyable from its action-filled opening to the dazzling final shot...
February 9, 2006
There's much to commend in Branagh's pruned, international version of Shakespeare's troubling comedy.
May 20, 2003
Kenneth Branagh...has done it again.
May 12, 2001
The picture is overripe, and with few exceptions, so are the performances.
January 1, 2000
The key to the film's success is in the acting, especially in the sparks that fly between Branagh and Thompson.
January 1, 2000
Somehow, the movie feels insubstantial and uninspired.
January 1, 2000
Director Branagh, who altered the play imaginatively for the screen, gives wonderful import to this silliness from long ago.
January 1, 2000
This film cements Branagh's status as a great director of Shakespeare, and perhaps of film in general, as well.