All Is True Reviews

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June 19, 2019
The movie's impressive appearance notwithstanding, Shakespeare's domestic problems do not a classic make.
May 24, 2019
But mostly what "All is True" does is give viewers is a fresh look at Shakespeare, behind the guise, flaws and all. And if ever there was a man for that job, it's Branagh.
May 24, 2019
"All is True" is expertly acted and handsomely filmed but suffers from an excess of sentimentality, a rash of revelations, and a surfeit of subtext, with characters blurting out the hidden motives for their behavior instead of simply behaving them.
May 23, 2019
A fake schnoz significantly alters Branagh's appearance as the Bard of Avon, but his career-long interest in Shakespeare shines through.
May 17, 2019
In All Is True Branagh and Elton do what the Bard did himself: take something-be it someone else's idea, an historical fact, or a recent event-and mash it up with original material, to fashion an entertainment that feels real.
May 17, 2019
Ultimately, it's a bit on-the-nose, and the disconnect between Shakespeare's genius for character and his befuddled attempts at personal relationships makes for a man too bifurcated to believe, as if the fire that gutted the Globe also burned his brain.
May 16, 2019
"All is True" shows a better eye and a less fussy, more purposeful sense of rhythm and pacing than all but one or two of the Shakespeare adaptations Branagh has brought to the screen.
May 14, 2019
[A]n intriguing speculative drama about the playwright's final years.
May 14, 2019
Given the impossibility of crafting William Shakespeare into a believable human being, the film is an honorable try.
May 14, 2019
How do you make a legend as imposing as Shakespeare flesh? "All Is True" suggests you can't, if not even Branagh, Dench, McKellen, et al. can bring him down to earth.
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