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Hamlet Reviews

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January 1, 2000
As star and ringmaster, Branagh gets to the heart of Hamlet and goes to admirable lengths to take his audience there, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
I have seen dozens of versions of this play (either on screen or on stage), and none has ever held me in such a grip of awe.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Branagh confirms what was known from the opening shot of Henry V: he has fine cinematic skills.
January 1, 2000
Every little triumph seems to inspire in Branagh some accompanying act of bad taste or judgment.
January 1, 2000
Branagh's version moved me, entertained me and made me feel for the first time at home in that doomed royal court.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Standing apart from virtually all other movie fare this season, Hamlet makes for a fertile promontory.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
The film equivalent of a lushly illustrated coffee-table book.
January 1, 2000
A few cameos seem out of place, but the rest is pure magic.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
Branagh's performance as the tired, troubled prince of Denmark is one of the great achievements in modern cinema.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Not since Akira Kurosawa's Ran (a Japanese King Lear) has there been such an energetic, visually exciting presentation of a Shakespearean play.
Read More | Original Score: 88/100
January 1, 2000
A true accomplishment.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
This version of Shakespeare's masterpiece is definately worth the length, and is a masterpiece in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
This Hamlet is a movie in every sense of the word, and brings the mastery of Shakespeare to a new and exciting life.
January 1, 2000
In spite of its length, Hamlet is a relevant and moving film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
An incredible motion picture experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
His reach extends his grasp and the film stumbles along the way, but Branagh's audacious vision, coupled with Shakespeare's dazzling prose, delivers many substantial rewards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in a vibrant, full-text, full-hearted film from Shakespeare's most complex tragedy.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Moviegoers who applauded the vigilante justice in such recent films as Joel Schumacher's A Time To Kill and Barry Levinson's Sleepers should be totally in sync with the action and have no trouble surmounting the verbiage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
A magnificent effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Glorious as it is, this unexpurgated workout is ultimately a movie of moments.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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