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All Critics (28)
| Top Critics (6)
| Fresh (18)
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| DVD (5)
Both Oldman and Roth turn in flat and uninspiring performances.
As happens at the opera, one usually laughs (if one laughs at all) not because something is funny, but because one has successfully recognized that it is supposed to be funny.
Staged as they are here, the jokes and the fourth-wall gamesmanship don't seem as funny as they did on the page.
As a movie, this material, freely adapted by Stoppard, is boring and endless. It lies flat on the screen, hardly stirring.
Unfortunately, Stoppard the director does not match the invigorating brilliance of Stoppard the writer.
A disastrous adaptation of an excellent play.
...On stage, the sprightly teleological riffs and bebop dialogue delight as ends in themselves. Here they're leaden and compromised. What happened?
Really head-twisting adaptation of the play with fine work from Oldman and Roth.
Probably the best stage to screen adaptation I've ever seen. Essential.
Tom Stoppard's 1967 morality play has been translated into a high-spirited and well-acted film.
By trying to take advantage of the medium, Stoppard loses track of what makes his work so wonderful. This belongs on the stage.
"belongs on the stage, but for what it is, not bad"
A wonderfully witty film masterfully transferred from a marvellous stage script to the screen.
The dialogue is constant and highly entertaining, the meshing of Stoppard's modern day speech of the original parts of the story and Shakespeare's original Hamlet practically seamless and masterfully worked.
Gary Oldman gives a superb performance as Guildernstern (or is it Rosencratz - and, at the end of the day, does it matter?) outstanding in a fabulous cast. All in all this film cannot be recommended highly enough.
I loved the cast and love Tom Stoppard's work, but this predecessor to "Shakespeare in Love" was much less stimulating, even though it was equally clever.
Humorous take on two minor characters in Hamlet is a bit extended but Oldman and especially Tim Roth are excellent and make a great team of if not exactly buffoons than simple minded couriers. Richard Dreyfus is also full of puckish fun as the leader of an itinerant troupe.
Two side characters from Hamlet wander around unaware of their destiny as the events of the tragedy unfold around them. Oldman and Roth are great, and the scene where they play Questions on a tennis court is hilarious.
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