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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.
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
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.
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.
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.