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Much Ado About Nothing Reviews

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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 4, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 20, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
June 21, 2016
Loose, enjoyable, and sparkling, it's a movie that lives for the sound of clinking wine glasses and snappy patter.
December 8, 2013
This new adaptation of the Shakespearean play is very odd looking, like a modern film done on the cheap, in an ancient language, viewed on a 60-year-old television set.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 24, 2013
The wine flows freely throughout the film, and likely, all through production too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 5, 2013
But it is the dark side of Much Ado-everything associated with the smearing of Hero's reputation and her lover Claudio's savage rejection of her-that emerges most forcefully here
November 2, 2013
More familiar than fresh, but no less amusing. Whedon uses Shakespeare to remind audiences that the problems that existed in the seventeenth century remain relevant and embedded in the human heart.
October 7, 2013
Joss Whedon's adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing is a highly-entertaining romp with an exceptional cast. Easily one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 22, 2013
Has a wit and style you won't find in his kick-ass work for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly or The Avengers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 21, 2013
Much Ado About Nothing is a delightfully spirited romp, filled with visual splendor, strong performances and flashes of post-modern absurdity.
August 19, 2013
Framed in Whedon's lucid black and white it recalls the feisty romcoms of the Fifties, whilst scenes of subterfuge out on the streets at night employ the visual language of film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 29, 2013
The movie brings to life a high-toned summer dreamland ... that exists in a dimensional rift between the Renaissance, the era of My Man Godfrey and now.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
July 13, 2013
Super-charged with giddy enthusiasm, Whedon's ensemble brings Shakespeare to life in a riot of boozy passion and slapstick giggles.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 12, 2013
Whedon's legendary talent for dense dialogue and wrangling sprawling casts of strong characters into engaging stories has never been put to better use.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 12, 2013
A delightful celebration of Shakespeare's rapier wit...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 11, 2013
It's a boozy, lusty, all-night party interpretation of Shakespeare that ultimately casts frivolity aside for a disarmingly moving finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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