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December 19, 2017
Mel Gibson should do Shakespeare more often. He's fantastic as Hamlet.
½ November 25, 2017
One of the best versions of Shakespeare's great tragedy ever filmed. Zeffirelli has assembled a uniformly brilliant cast and directs with economy and pace. The big surprise is how good Gibson is, playing with real intelligence and pain (and a faultless English accent). But Bates, Bonham Carter, Scofield et al match him. Highly recommended. Fine Ennio Morricone score too.
May 27, 2017
best adaptation so far,why? the crazy eyes,at any given time Gibson's HAMLET is ready to burst to anger,funny yes,scary at times agree,those black and blue lay out costumes subliminal with the atmospheric background and all the actors acting par excellence
May 29, 2016
Not as good as 1996 Version by Kenneth Brannagh
April 22, 2016
Rating: 77%
Although it is hard to follow most of the time, Mel Gibson's charismatic performance and classic story make this a must-see for many.
April 16, 2016
Have to say that Gibson is very very good in this version. After the joke Braveheart and other ridiculous things he's done, this shows what a good actor he can be when he tries. The remake of Mutiny on the Bounty is another Gibson showcase that proves it. He CAN act and be great. When he tries.
½ November 6, 2015
great acting and very compelling
½ September 13, 2015
One of the best hamlets of all time.
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½ September 5, 2015
Gibson is definitely the weak point here . . . yes he throws himself into the role, but there's no real consistency in his performance. Luckily he's backed up by one hell of a supporting cast and Zeffirelli's thriller pacing.
August 10, 2015
One of the few Shakespeare stories I can stomach. Gibson can be a nuisance playing his crazy persona for the umpteenth time but solid otherwise.
½ May 21, 2015
good version of this Bard play
½ April 30, 2015
I liked the male roles but the female roles did not really fit with the mood of the movie. The actresses are good at what they do and both had a decent performance but it didn't feel right for Hamlet.
½ January 29, 2015
Gibson isn't an awful choice but Brannagh's version is definitely the superior of the two. Full review later.
January 17, 2015
Mejor está la versión de Brannagah, Mel super cute.
½ September 23, 2014
Clearly not as good as the Kenneth Branagh adaptation, but still perfectly adequate. Mel Gibson gives a great performance. Contrary to the Branagh film that was brimming with excitement and emotion from beginning to end, this one had plenty of dull moments, unfortunately.
½ August 16, 2014
It's sadly nothing special when you have another version, which is easily the better film, coming six years later.
June 15, 2014
A great adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Solid performances all around, especially Mel Gibson, who is surprisingly poignant as the titular character.
½ April 24, 2014
The key word here is "underwhelming". The performances range from capable to uninspired, and the photography just made it feel maddeningly detached and emotionless.
February 25, 2014
An interesting cast and steady direction do make an interesting film, but one that unless your a die hard Shakespeare fanatic isn't going to be a film that stuns you.
½ January 27, 2014
Zeffirelli creates a very, very good (but not great) adaptation of the classic play, led by a surprisingly fantastic performance from Mel Gibson.
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