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Richard III Reviews

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May 21, 2003
It is all in the grand manner of Shakespearean tragedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 20, 2003
Bold and rousing.
| Original Score: 3/4
November 7, 2002
Snappy Shakespeare adaptation has guts, gloss and glorious performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 21, 2002
Ian McKellan is one of the best movie villains ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 13, 2001
This is Shakespeare exciting enough for even the most dubious, which, after all, is no less than the man deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
While this curious clash between a near-modern setting and the much older source material might seem confounding, it actually serves to energize the play, as well as making it more palatable to present-day audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The actors are uniformly good, including Broadbent's unctuous Buckingham and Hawthorne's sweet, unsuspecting Clarence.
January 1, 2000
Setting Richard III in a fictional fascist England of the 1930s is inspired...
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
A film of rare visual and intellectual vigour, one that challenges while it involves.
Read More | Original Score: 85/100
January 1, 2000
Overall, this version of Richard III is an entrancing interpretation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The best part of the entire movie are the sets by Tony Burrough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The film's look, opulent with Deco, is stunning, but is never an end in itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Flourish is the name of the game, and even what seems like unintentional comedy may be more purposeful than it appears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The updating is the kind of fanciful exercise far better suited to the stage than to the literal confines of the screen.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
McKellen's enormous performance as Richard represents the film's biggest tinkering with theatrical canon.
January 1, 2000
Combines a shrewd understanding of Shakespeare with a healthy, low-brow approach to cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Few English actors can speak verse with the rhythmic ease and assurance of McKellen and Maggie Smith.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
It is ideal for crossover fodder for mainstream audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Stylistically the film has some terrific moments, oozing period feel.
Full Review | Original Score: +3 out of -4..+4
January 1, 2000
A fantastic flick, filled with welcome life, and hysterically darkly comic humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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