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Hamlet Reviews

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January 1, 2000
The scenery is nice but this much-trimmed re-telling is nothing Shakespeare would feel bad for missing.
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
July 4, 2008
Performances all fall in a middle range between the competent and the lackluster.
June 23, 2004
In retrospect, it's a small jump from Shakespeare to God. What if Gibson had been stopped then?
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
September 23, 2001
Frustratingly cold and distant ... actually starts to feel like the dusty work of a dead European guy.
January 1, 2000
Slow and plodding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 26, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
July 10, 2003
Gibson and his ego fancy himself as an ideal Hamlet, which is tragic to the film in a different sense.
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
June 6, 2001
Gibson gives the melancholy Dane an earnest but pedestrian reading.
January 2, 2011
Mel Gibson emotes as the doleful Dane.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
February 22, 2008
| 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
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.
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.
August 3, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 17, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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