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Anonymous Reviews

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February 11, 2013
Roland Emmerich takes a questionable literary controversy and deftly forms it into an Elizabethan political drama in the Shakespeare-themed 'Anonymous'.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 29, 2012
Bad history beautifully done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 28, 2012
Don't let the fact that it's different - or unadulterated bullshit of the highest order - put you off a story that, in truth, is more interesting than it is wholly entertaining or accurate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 18, 2012
It may be one of the signs of the apocalypse, but thanks to a well-written screenplay, spot-on performances, and a fantastic production design, Emmerich has finally made a great film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 23, 2012
Roland Emmerich's lurid, pulpy approach isn't subtle, but it suits the material, since this is presented as a controversial exposé.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 13, 2012
Fairly absorbing in an alternately classy and salaciously trashy way that operates not too unlike Emmerich's popcorn entertainers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 5, 2012
Es saludable que el director Roland Emmerich haya decidido cambiar de género; Anónimo es lo más interesante que haya hecho en toda su carrera... lo cual, pensándolo bien, no es un gran mérito.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 4, 2012
This movie is lurid fun that is much smarter than it has any business being.
December 22, 2011
Calling Anonymous Roland Emmerich's masterpiece ranks high on the list of most meaningless claims of 2011. But it's true.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 20, 2011
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Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 14, 2011
It didn't have me rethinking history, but for those two hours, it was entertaining enough. I don't know if that will be enough for Emmerich and this "What if?"
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 11, 2011
It's easy to get lost in the facial-hair thicket of actors, earls, lords, Roberts, Thomases and Cecils, and the movie's jarring leaps across the years often make things even more challenging to follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2011
A wonderful hypothetical about the identity of William Shakespeare, Anonymous is incredibly credible, a story of intrigue and facades.
November 6, 2011
Call it the anti-Shakespeare in Love. Call it the more cultured cousin to Inglourious Basterds. Just don't call Anonymous a fact-based story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 3, 2011
I felt absolutely drawn along in this film. I had a really boisterous, Elizabethan good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 3, 2011
The film presents an interesting argument, but didn't entirely convince me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 3, 2011
Though Anonymous is historical hogwash of the highest order, it is never less than highly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 3, 2011
Though far-fetched, this celebration of storytelling is an exhilarating and visually lavish thrill ride.
November 3, 2011
Overlong, labyrinthine and most certainly speculative in its history, "Anonymous" benefits from a central conceit that is too intriguing to be dismissed.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2011
Anonymous is fun -- if you take the anti-Shakespearean tale as events set in an unreal, alternate universe.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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