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Love's Labour's Lost Reviews

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March 6, 2018
Broad and wildly uneven, this Labour teeters on the edge of the amateur. Yet it's hard not to root for its moonstruck spirit, or to succumb to the panache of the pastiche.
October 18, 2008
It may not be 'hip', but it's definitely enjoyable and it's a shame that there isn't more scope for genuine musical talents like Lester to utilise their gifts in modern cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 6, 2008
A luscious labor of love.
July 6, 2008
We all know who's going to pair off with whom in the end, but Branagh does get us there in some considerable style.
February 9, 2006
An act of double homage to antique artifice.
April 9, 2005
Branagh takes one of Shakespeare's lesser-known plays and puts his own imaginative spin on the subject.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 10, 2003
Love's Labour's Lost wasn't lost on me at all; if I could float into the air, singing 'Cheek to Cheek' with total, unabashed sincerity, I probably would.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 22, 2002
It's a delightful blend of past styles and songs that adds a much-needed zest to a dry and dreary movie season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2002
Branagh covers all the plot points, uses heroically long takes for the dance numbers and oversees an enormously talented group of designers and costumers.
March 24, 2002
A masterpiece that merges the Bard's bittersweet wisdom with the wit, style, and idealism of '30s Hollywood musicals.
March 13, 2002
A delightful romantic comedy with musical numbers by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin.
March 7, 2002
The most exultant epiphany of romantic celebration I've seen in a film--ever.
Full Review | Original Score: short
January 28, 2002
A number of the actors surprise and beguile.
December 10, 2001
Branagh has some terrific sight gags up his sleeve, and the songs themselves are absolutely wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 15, 2001
Making a glitzy, old-school 1930's movie musical out of the Bard's silliest work is exactly the kind of thing that a studio wouldn't do in a million years...
Full Review| Original Score: 4.5
April 9, 2001
If you suspend disbelief and just go with the weirded out flow of things, it's a bit like, well, Shakespeare on acid.
January 1, 2000
This film is colorful and flighty and insubstantial and sentimental, and exults in it.
January 1, 2000
A wonderful film, an absolute delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
Both a paean to lyric poetry and Hollywood's fondly remembered theatrically-set musical burlesques, LLL is quite audacious for its bubbly lightheadedness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The effect is weird but it actually kind of works, illuminating both Shakespeare and the artifice of musicals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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