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Hamlet Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
December 10, 2012
It is a wholly new take on Hamlet, with a cast filled with entertaining cameos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
April 20, 2011
A work of tremendous personal ambition equipped with a budget nearly equal in magnitude.
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Shakespeare's great tragedy -- all of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 16, 2010
The play widely regarded as the best piece of dramatic literature ever written...[in] the only unexpurgated big-screen version. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

TV Guide
July 2, 2008
Simply gorgeous to look at, and a number of the performances are outstanding...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film4
July 2, 2008
Brave, yes, but undeniably excessive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 17, 2007
Die-hard Bard students may quibble, but this gargantuan and glorious Hamlet is a movie-lover's paradise.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 25, 2007
Branagh combines one of the Bard's best plays with some of the best filmmaking the medium has to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 16, 2007
Branagh has one-upped Olivier again by making his Hamlet a bold spectacle: big and loud and colorful.
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
December 8, 2006
Fine version of one of The Bard's best plays.
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 15, 2006
If you're willing to sit through Branah's 4-hour Hamlet, you'll be rewarded with a lavishly mounted, full-bodied version that brings new dimensions.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
July 14, 2004
The few missteps, mostly in casting, are a drop in the bucket when it comes to this adaptation.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
June 1, 2004
Viewers patient enough to sit through four hours of this film are going to be rewarded with a memorable experience.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
January 12, 2004
La cinta de Branagh evitó rescatar momentos cumbres y optó por dar fuerza al guión original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
September 25, 2002
There are many ... instances when you want to run screaming from Elsinore Castle.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
Stars Kenneth Branagh as a vigorous man of action who sets out to accomplish his mission with firm resolve.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2002
With his handsome and compelling Hamlet, Kenneth Branagh brings the Bard's greatest tragedy passionately alive on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Uma versão à altura (senão melhor) do clássico de Laurence Olivier.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
This Hamlet may not be perfect, but it is perfectly engrossing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Not many filmmakers would dare to film and then market a four-hour film like this, but Branagh pulls it off marvelously.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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