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Hamlet Reviews

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September 25, 2002
There are many ... instances when you want to run screaming from Elsinore Castle.
January 1, 2000
The film equivalent of a lushly illustrated coffee-table book.
January 1, 2000
Every little triumph seems to inspire in Branagh some accompanying act of bad taste or judgment.
January 2, 2011
Shakespeare's great tragedy -- all of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 7, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
September 23, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 20, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
It is a flawed adaptation, but still probably the best cinematic theatrical release of Shakespeare's Hamlet
Full Review | Original Score: low +2 out of -4..+4
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
August 14, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2007
Branagh has one-upped Olivier again by making his Hamlet a bold spectacle: big and loud and colorful.
April 20, 2011
A work of tremendous personal ambition equipped with a budget nearly equal in magnitude.
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
Yes, it's long, but you'd be surprised how fast it goes by, a testament to the incredible source material Branagh got to work with.
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Hamlet is vast but manageable, gorgeous, and tragic on a very personal level. And every moment is riveting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 31, 2002
Uma versão à altura (senão melhor) do clássico de Laurence Olivier.
| Original Score: 5/5
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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