Much Ado About Nothing Reviews

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August 21, 2013
Much Ado About Nothing is a delightfully spirited romp, filled with visual splendor, strong performances and flashes of post-modern absurdity.
July 1, 2013
The movie swings along, with a grace denied to some of Whedon's grander projects ...
June 21, 2013
The magic holds. It holds from beginning to end.
June 21, 2013
This fast and loose independent production is enjoyable as a home movie, but not much more.
June 21, 2013
A delightful mix of the modern and the Elizabethan, a sort of do-it-yourself re-imagination of a true comic classic.
June 21, 2013
There's no fire, and where their lines should ricochet with wit, they just spill forth, affably.
June 20, 2013
Whedon finds unexpected meaning in this famously saucy "skirmish of wit," the opposites-attract story upon which myriad modern-day rom-coms have sprung.
June 20, 2013
No matter what movie or television show he is making, Whedon is a master of wit, of clever wordplay that doesn't just entertain but crackles with knowing energy.
June 20, 2013
Though Whedon's trimmed the play down, to make it an appropriate movie length, he's kept the dialogue intact, and the pleasure the cast gets in saying the lines is palpable.
June 20, 2013
Much Ado About Nothing couldn't look more different than Branagh's traditional version, and yet its big-hearted spirit is equal to the task of celebrating a classic while highlighting the reasons to remake it.
June 20, 2013
Won't please every fan of the Bard (or "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), but ... could inspire a debate as lively as the play itself.
June 20, 2013
Finally! A romantic comedy that works.
June 20, 2013
Joss Whedon's take on Shakespeare's classic tale is swanky, sexy and sophisticated, as bracing as a dry martini poured from a silver shaker on a summer night.
June 19, 2013
The most interesting aspect of Much Ado about Nothing is that it illustrates Whedon's ability to make a movie that relies exclusively on performances and dialogue.
June 14, 2013
The best romcom in town.
June 14, 2013
Whedon's Ado is a parlour version of the play, shot in black and white, with documentary intimacy.
June 13, 2013
Rarely has wisdom been more joyous than in this supple contemporary version of William Shakespeare's seminal comedy.
June 13, 2013
Putting Much Ado into this Martha Stewart/Brooks Brothers world of tasteful furnishings and subdued upper-middle class suburban stylings is weirdly cramped and claustrophobic.
June 13, 2013
Everyone acquits him or herself charmingly, and with a deep appreciation for why Shakespeare travels well, and in defiance of those who would dismiss him as dusty. The fact is, he's writing about us. It's as simple as that, and Whedon well knows it.
June 13, 2013
If movies be the food of love, play on.
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