NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage Reviews

May 16, 2016
Shakespeare for short attention spans.
August 15, 2014
Less a film than a brochure, offering lush, alluring scenery alongside a collection of ultimately shallow teasers.
June 6, 2014
It's as cozy and self-congratulating as you'd expect from a thing executive-produced and distributed by Spacey.
June 5, 2014
As if screening filmed plays in cinemas wasn't perverse enough, here's a making-of for a long-gone theatrical event: the production of Richard III by Sam Mendes's Bridge Project that toured worldwide.
June 3, 2014
More play, less luvvies please.
May 15, 2014
There is nothing that drives this film except a tone of inward-gazing self-importance, sweetened by the sentimental bonding of the play's cast and crew and Whelehan's touristy location shots.
May 8, 2014
The camaraderie among the players, some of whom have interesting stories of their own, tends to shut out any sense of audience response, aside from the ovation that reliably greets the star as soon as he appears onstage.
May 4, 2014
NOW: In the Wings On A World Stage is a flat and only sporadically fascinating documentary that will likely disappoint fans of both Spacey and Shakespeare.
May 2, 2014
"Istanbul is so exotic," is one reaction from a young actor, and that's about as good as the commentary gets.
May 1, 2014
A more interesting documentary would have further investigated the phenomenon of Shakespeare resonating with such diverse locales.
May 1, 2014
Didn't need to be a movie.
May 1, 2014
Of mild interest to aficionados and Spacey fans, but almost terminally bland.
May 1, 2014
Vanity, thy name is Kevin Spacey.
April 24, 2014
In the end, all NOW reveals is that talented people did a difficult thing in far-off places - and that now they have a video scrapbook.