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Hamlet Reviews

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June 6, 2012
Starring Mel Gibson, Zeffirelli's Oscar-nominated version is colorful and mildly engaging, but lacking depth and poetry, and the two women are miscast.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 19, 2012
Alas, poor Mel Gibson! I knew him when he was on top of the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 2, 2011
Mel Gibson emotes as the doleful Dane.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 4, 2008
Offers what amounts to a comic book intro to Shakespeare's classic, retaining few of the play's psychological complexities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 22, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 2006
It's a surprisingly successful venture, decked out in Anglo-Saxon styles and with a brooding, robust castle setting which oozes horse muck.
November 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2003
[Mel Gibson] is by far the best part of Mr. Zeffirelli's sometimes slick but always lucid and beautifully cinematic version of the play.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 4, 2003
Not only is Mel Gibson much better than you might expect, but Zeffirelli's Hamlet is often entertaining and rarely hard to endure.
July 16, 2003
Zeffirelli does an excellent job at juggling with updating Hamlet, while staying close to the classic play.
| Original Score: 4/5
March 24, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 2, 2003
Gibson makes a fine, frenzied Hamlet, but Zeffirelli's direction leaves something to be desired.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 6, 2003
Gibson's Hamlet is more than respectable, but Helena Bonham Carter's the best Ophelia I've ever seen.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 3, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2002
Zeffirelli's screen interpretation centers on Mel Gibson's deft portrayal of the intense emotions throttling the mind and body of this melancholy Dane.
January 1, 2000
The style of Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet, with Mel Gibson in the title role, is robust and physical and -- don't take this the wrong way -- upbeat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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