Much Ado About Nothing Reviews

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August 27, 2019
The take-home message to this retold tale of social grace is this: talented wealthy people apparently stage fairly adorable Shakespearean recreations as a way to blow off steam. Not exactly a beer after a hard day's work, huh?
August 8, 2019
Small movements from the actors, their facial expressions, their delivery, coupled with [Joss] Whedon's slight visual humor made the entire film a joy to watch.
July 30, 2019
Spoken as written, the barbs fling, and yes, they are as funny now as in the 1590s.
April 15, 2019
Much Ado About Nothing is light, good-humored fun. It's sparkly and summery and full of laughs, though the modern setting doesn't gel with the Elizabethan material quite as well as I'd hoped.
March 7, 2019
In a curious way, the central figure in the splendid new film of Much Ado About Nothing is the house in which the events unfold.
February 26, 2019
Dressed up in black and white and decked out with endless decanters of wine, Much Ado is more elegant, more obviously grown-up, than much of Whedon's past work.
February 26, 2019
A fun and welcome step forward for Whedon; both lively and mischievous, it's a film brimming with youthful vitality.
January 26, 2019
If you want to introduce a phobic newcomer...to the works of William Shakespeare, director/scenarist Joss Whedon's film adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing is a great place to start.
January 14, 2019
It offers a fresh take on material that is commonly only delivered one way, and that is always worth a look.
November 1, 2018
Joss Whedon and Shakespeare? What a match made in heaven!
October 25, 2018
Joss Whedon's stab at the material is absolutely worthy, featuring some stellar performances and providing satisfying levels of depth through its direction that the dialogue alone does not convey.
October 25, 2018
Much Ado About Nothing is fun, accessible and doesn't require an English degree to follow.
August 22, 2018
"Much Ado About Nothing" is a delightful and worthy entry into the endless canon of Shakespeare adaptations.
August 20, 2018
Joss Whedon's film adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing is an enchanting modern take on the 16th-century romance and a nearly perfect movie.
April 4, 2018
DP Jay Hunter's camera floats like a butterfly through doorways and windows, stinging as it catches characters in moments of eavesdropping-inspired stunned epiphany.
January 5, 2018
The talk of power and politics aside, the movie plays like a days-long party with friends and colleagues trading quips and lobbing witty insults in verse and high-fallutin' Elizabethan stage English.
December 3, 2017
o what does the mighty Whedon do in his time off? He invites a couple of dozen friends over, and in less than a fortnight turns out the sleekest, smartest film adaptation of William Shakespeare I have ever seen. Get thee to a cinema.
October 21, 2017
It's the cinematic equivalent of a good piece of angel food cake. It might be mostly just sugar and air, but it tastes nice going down.
September 5, 2017
Fizzing with giddy energy, this is the freshest, finest Shakespeare movie version of the 21st century.
July 11, 2017
With Whedon's Much Ado, you don't feel like you're watching another Shakespeare adaptation, you feel like you're watching a movie. I mean that as high praise, by the way.
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