Richard III Reviews

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April 26, 2016
Rarely has a film used London's landmarks so cannily.
September 7, 2011
July 9, 2008
A sure-fire crowd-pleaser among recent Shakespeare movies.
February 27, 2008
In a shamelessly entertaining display of acting brilliance, McKellen 'plays' the demon's good arm as if it were a Stradivarius, executing one showy stunt after another.
June 24, 2006
This triumphant take on the Crookback king is as different from Olivier's '50s historical pageant as chalk is from malmsey.
May 21, 2003
It is all in the grand manner of Shakespearean tragedies.
August 30, 2017
But when thoughts turn to the Bard, and his unique way of pinpointing the flaws in human nature that bite us again and again, they inevitably settle on Richard III.
January 2, 2017
With a screenplay (co-written by McKellen) that crackles and spits like a roasting pig, it was clearly as much of a blast to make as it is to watch.
April 21, 2016
An outrageous, wickedly funny, 1930s fascist version of the Shakespeare play starring Ian McKellen as Richard of Gloucester.;
April 21, 2016
The "fascist" staging could have been hackneyed, but Loncraine carries it off superbly as the showcase for action-thriller noir.
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