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Hamlet Reviews

July 4, 2008
Performances all fall in a middle range between the competent and the lackluster.
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.
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
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June 6, 2001
Gibson gives the melancholy Dane an earnest but pedestrian reading.
January 1, 2000
There's nothing embarrassing about Zeffirelli's brisk new version, nor anything particularly remarkable; it's an entirely credible, middle-of-the-road production.
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
January 1, 2000
Reduced to 'Master Pieces Theater,' Shakespeare's text nevertheless gains in force what it loses in integrity.
December 19, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: B+