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Looking for Richard Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 3, 2008
This runs 118 minutes, but it felt like six or seven hours.
June 11, 2008
High-spirited and infectiously energetic.
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.
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
June 18, 2002
The last half-hour drags.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 22, 2002
An astute, funny, loving and occasionally even beautiful documentary about actors preparing to do a play.
May 12, 2001
Pacino makes looking for Richard a great adventure and outrageous fun.
February 14, 2001
While there's no harm in attempting to make Shakespeare more accessible, it's hard to imagine this film exciting anyone except Pacino's fans and those who are fatally charmed by celebrity actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Having chosen to be actors, they know they cannot respect their craft without embracing its greatest writer. Having chosen to be readers and viewers, we cannot do less, and this film is a delightful inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It's ironic that the movie is done in by what you'd expect to be the high point: the performance segments that dominate the final third.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Looking for Richard is unlike any previous adaptation of the Bard's work, and that's reason enough to give it a shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: A-