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King Lear (2018)




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The 80-year-old King Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia, according to their affection for him. Cordelia refuses to flatter him, so he banishes her. Having acquired power, Goneril and Regan expel their father from their homes. At the same time, Lear's prime minister, Gloucester, is betrayed by his son Edmund and his other son, Edgar, is forced to go into hiding.


Jim Broadbent
as Earl of Gloucester
Florence Pugh
as Cordelia
Jim Carter
as Earl of Kent
Tobias Menzies
as Duke of Cornwall
Anthony Calf
as Duke of Albany
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Critic Reviews for King Lear

All Critics (7)

Goneril shouldn't be played by anyone whose chief trait is Mary Poppins cosiness.

June 4, 2018 | Full Review…

It was like turning on the TV in a foreign hotel room...So let's just say I failed it, and not the other way around.

June 4, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Despite its strength-in-depth cast it ends up as less than the sum of its parts.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Now 80 himself, the right age, Hopkins is at home in Lear's skin. Shouty, angry, cruel one moment; vulnerable, tender, loving the next - or at the same time. A mesmerising performance.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Flawed parenting, ingrate children and family estrangement will never not be relevant, and the modern-day dress gave it the feel of a production at ease with itself.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

What is most fresh but coherent is [director Richard] Eyre's interpretation of the three sisters as women absolutely at the end of their tether.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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