Gamlet (Hamlet) (1964)

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Movie Info

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered by Claudius, Hamlet's uncle. Claudius usurps the throne of Denmark, and marries Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Hamlet is tormented, haunted, and increasingly unstable.
Rating:
PG-13 (sex, violence)
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
Directed By:
In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Critic Reviews for Gamlet (Hamlet)

All Critics (5)

One of the better versions of Hamlet.

Full Review… | September 4, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Kozintsev's film is probably the most cohesive of the five [Hamlets].

Full Review… | March 10, 2007
Combustible Celluloid

Striking Soviet imagery will send chills down your spine

Full Review… | November 8, 2006
Movie Habit

Kozintsev emphasizes the imprisoning moral architecture of Elsinore, not by obvious claustrophobic visuals, but by a rich, widescreen frame and purist, black-and-white imagery...

Full Review… | November 7, 2006
Filmjourney

Elsinore's prince, via the great Soviet director Grigory Kozintsev. A devastating, extraordinary achievement.

October 19, 2006
Film Threat

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | March 10, 2003
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Gamlet (Hamlet)

I recommend that others view this Russian Hamlet with very modest expectations. I did not find this version to live up to the rave reviews posted. When I put in the disc I was thinking of other great Russian films such as Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky) or Ivan the Terrible (Eisenstein).This film is not a masterwork. The makeup and the sound are amateurish. The sets are grand in scope but the interiors are lacking in quality. The production most readily invites comparison to the Olivier version and obviously comes up short. But this is by no means an awful version. As with any production, it is interesting to note the choices made and the differences in how the characters are portrayed. Lovers of Shakespeare and Hamlet should not pass this version up.

Robert Brogan
Robert Brogan

Super Reviewer

I think Rotten Tomatoes is mixing this movie with another Hamlet: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1075422-hamlet/

Saban Erdman
Saban Erdman

Perhaps the best and most captivating on-screen adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Kenneth Branagh's performance blew me away!

Janice :d
Janice :d

Super Reviewer

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