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Looking for Richard Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 10, 2012
An energetic but unsatisfying behind the scenes account of actors dress rehearsing or in street clothes rehearsing to do the Shakespeare play Richard III.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
January 30, 2011
succeeds in giving us a greater appreciation for Shakespeare
Full Review | Original Score: B+

TV Guide
July 3, 2008
That the film is a must for Pacino fans goes without saying; the surprise is how generally enjoyable it all is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 3, 2008
Almost inadvertently Pacino comes up with what must be one of the best films of his career.
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 3, 2008
This runs 118 minutes, but it felt like six or seven hours.
Top Critic
June 11, 2008
High-spirited and infectiously energetic.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
June 25, 2007
A first-rate study of a famous actor coming to grips with a world-class challenge.
| Original Score: 84/100
Douglas Pratt
June 15, 2007
The film is sloppily pieced together, as Pacino appears unsure of exactly what he wants to achieve.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 19, 2006
It's a true labor of love and one of the high points in his distinguished career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Pacino's first film as writer/director is a marvellously intelligent, witty and imaginative exploration of the problems faced by anyone wishing to act in Shakespeare or translate the plays to film.
Michael Dequina
September 11, 2005
A remarkable entertainment; funny, fascinating, and always entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 9, 2005
Wonderful documentary for those who love Shakespeare, those who love actors, those who love Pacino ...
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 25, 2005
A crowd-pleasing exploration of Shakespeare's most melodramatic potboiler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Kids seeing this film first may well end up with a better understanding of the Bard's work.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Neil Jeffries
Empire Magazine
January 15, 2005
Pacino has made an informative, engrossing and hugely enjoyable movie that stands as a work of pure entertainment, almost as powerful as its inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 12, 2004
Fascinating and ingenius.
| Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
October 28, 2003
Brilliant deconstruction of the bard. Should be mandatory viewing in our schools.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
September 26, 2003
Shakespeare's play is much closer to the audience than it was before.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 6, 2003
At the end you expect Al Pacino to cry, 'A point! A point! My kingdom for a point!'
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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Suzanne O'Connor
New York Times
May 21, 2003
There are actors' rehearsals and performances, and Mr. Pacino interviews experts, conducts man-on-the-street polls and stages collegial arguments with his cronies. Thus emerges the intricate story of Richard's ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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