King Lear (2018)
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as Earl of Gloucester
as Earl of Kent
as Duke of Cornwall
as Duke of Albany
Critic Reviews for King Lear
The performances hold it together; this play has always been focused on human suffering. Amazon's King Lear is by no means a definitive adaptation of what is arguably the Bard's finest tragedy, but it is a thrilling and entertaining one.
While the language of Shakespeare can be a challenge for the modern viewer, this "King Lear" is so physical and the acting so expressive that one is never unsure of what is happening, or what devilment.
Just because nobody could or should feel this is a definitive King Lear detracts only somewhat from the undeniable joy that comes from even two hours of watching Anthony Hopkins gnash his teeth, wail and go gloriously mad.
A simple, accessible version of one of Shakespeare's best.
The whole cast - top-notch - takes Anthony Hopkins' lead and chews the scenery down to gristle and bone.
Audience Reviews for King Lear
Even with a great cast I think this adaptation falls prey to one of the greatest dangers with "King Lear" . . . getting lost in the plot when its the characters and their own little misadventures that should be the real focus. If the Fool isn't memorable, you've gone astray.
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