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.
Top Critic
June 6, 2001
Gibson gives the melancholy Dane an earnest but pedestrian reading.
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.
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
Reduced to 'Master Pieces Theater,' Shakespeare's text nevertheless gains in force what it loses in integrity.
December 19, 1990