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William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Reviews


Exclaim!
August 3, 2007
Top Critic

Entertainment Weekly
February 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B+

DVDnett.no
February 17, 2007
| Original Score: 6/7
Betsy Bozdech
DVDJournal.com
October 22, 2006
Much credit is due to Radford for creating such a faithful, engrossing adaptation ... but when working with source material like this, it's a lot harder to go wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Boxoffice Magazine
June 15, 2005

MediaScreen.com
May 30, 2005
May 22, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
May 17, 2005
There's no Josh Hartnett, zanily recast high school setting or characters dropping acid in sight. And yet there's still a missing vibrancy and currency...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Amanda Dewees
DVD Verdict
May 16, 2005
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily
May 13, 2005
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
May 12, 2005
Visually, Radford's film is as sensuous as Shakespeare's language, and despite being pared down severely for the syntax of film, it's an effective retelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

Dvdrama
May 12, 2005
Dylan Grant
MovieFreak.com
May 11, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

Reel.com
May 11, 2005
| Original Score: 3/4
David Annandale
Upcomingdiscs.Com
May 11, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Fred Hong Joo Jung
Korea Times
May 10, 2005
Radford, Irons, and Pacino do justice to Shakespeare's work by any critical standard.
Full Review| Original Score: B
Jon Danziger
digitallyOBSESSED.com
May 10, 2005
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 4, 2005
Don't miss The Merchant of Venice for Al Pacino's great scenery-chewing performance and bold expression of a great moral conflict.
Holly E. Ordway
DVDTalk.com
April 27, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Empire Magazine
April 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5