Ophelia

2018

Ophelia

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59%

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Something is rotten in medieval-era Denmark, where political intrigue swirls around the imperial court like dark magic. Amid it all, the queen's brightest lady-in-waiting, Ophelia, finds herself drawn to Hamlet, the charismatic and elusive crown prince. As their secretive love affair takes flight, betrayal strikes the court, threatening to derail their union and devastate the royal family for good. Caught between her desires and her loyalty, Ophelia has to decide where her devotion will ultimately lie.

Cast

Daisy Ridley
as Ophelia
Naomi Watts
as Gertrude/Mechtild
Tom Felton
as Laertes
Clive Owen
as Claudius
Daisy Head
as Cristiana
Anna Rust
as Young Mechtild
Devon Terrell
as Horation
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Critic Reviews for Ophelia

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (7)

  • This is the ultimate female take-back-the-narrative movie, and frankly a lot of it is silly and sophomoric. But it's also juicy and fun ...

    Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…
  • That sound you hear is cordial applause, and the riffling of an audience paging through their high-school-English-class paperbacks to double-check the facts.

    Jan 23, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Amy Nicholson

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • Unfortunately, Ophilia fails to satisfy either curiosity, nether fleshing out the title character's backstory nor providing [Daisy] Ridley with a worthy vehicle for her talents.

    Jan 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Most damning, however, is that the film no longer feels as if it belongs to Ophelia, but instead uses her for a different take on a well-known tale.

    Jan 23, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    Kate Erbland

    indieWire
    Top Critic
  • This film looks absolutely gorgeous, but apart from its production design it is basically a disaster.

    Jan 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • This vigorous, colorful and clever melodrama smartly rethinks both the play and the character, making her a far more proactive figure than Shakespeare did in addition to entirely re-imagining her fate.

    Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

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