Anonymous Reviews

February 8, 2019
[Anonymous] just isn't remotely convincing when it comes to getting us to wonder if any history, theatrical or familial, might have happened the way it's shown here.
January 5, 2019
I could offer a long list of the historical inaccuracies in the film.But the inaccuracies aren't actually the biggest problem in a film that purports to offer an argument for the true identity of the greatest dramatist to live.
December 5, 2018
Emmerich seems to have departed from his well-established oeuvre, yet his directorial ineptitude in regards to characterisation and storytelling still loom large.
November 10, 2018
My biggest complaints about the film are that it jumps around like crazy and the rest of the acting is a tad melodramatic. Other than that, this is an extremely intriguing film.
October 31, 2018
Regardless of your views on Shakespeare's authorship, Anonymous is an insulting, plodding, dull, unfocused junk heap of a film.
August 31, 2018
This is a stupid person's idea of what a clever film might be and, although I adore Ifans, not even he can save it.
March 4, 2014
...it's ultimately clear that Emmerich should stick to the larger-than-life, blockbuster fare with which he's become associated.
June 30, 2013
The director offers up an unfocused but intriguing alternate look at William Shakespeare.
February 11, 2013
Roland Emmerich takes a questionable literary controversy and deftly forms it into an Elizabethan political drama in the Shakespeare-themed 'Anonymous'.
December 29, 2012
Bad history beautifully done.
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.
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.
February 23, 2012
Roland Emmerich's lurid, pulpy approach isn't subtle, but it suits the material, since this is presented as a controversial expos.
January 13, 2012
Fairly absorbing in an alternately classy and salaciously trashy way that operates not too unlike Emmerich's popcorn entertainers.
January 13, 2012
Bombastic claptrap.
January 5, 2012
Es saludable que el director Roland Emmerich haya decidido cambiar de gnero; Annimo es lo ms interesante que haya hecho en toda su carrera... lo cual, pensndolo bien, no es un gran mrito.
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.
December 7, 2011
Any hope of Emmerich and writer Orloff putting together a coherent argument is destroyed by muddled narrative.
December 7, 2011
Anonymous premises Edward's manhood partly on his sexual prowess and partly on his poetry, but it loses sight of the latter's allusions and intrigues, and instead falls in love with its own most obvious sensations.