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Love's Labour's Lost Reviews

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Empire Magazine
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
Top Critic
Derek Elley
Variety
July 6, 2008
A luscious labor of love.

Film4
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.
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
An act of double homage to antique artifice.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
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-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
Mike Kerrigan
Boxoffice Magazine
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.
Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
A masterpiece that merges the Bard's bittersweet wisdom with the wit, style, and idealism of '30s Hollywood musicals.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 13, 2002
A delightful romantic comedy with musical numbers by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 7, 2002
The most exultant epiphany of romantic celebration I've seen in a film--ever.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Stephen Farber
Movieline
January 28, 2002
A number of the actors surprise and beguile.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
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
Prairie Miller
filmgazette.com
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.
Ben Varkentine
PopMatters
January 1, 2000
This film is colorful and flighty and insubstantial and sentimental, and exults in it.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
A wonderful film, an absolute delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
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
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
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
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 8/10
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/5
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