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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Reviews

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July 3, 2008
Unfortunately, Stoppard the director does not match the invigorating brilliance of Stoppard the writer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 3, 2008
A disastrous adaptation of an excellent play.
April 5, 2006
...On stage, the sprightly teleological riffs and bebop dialogue delight as ends in themselves. Here they're leaden and compromised. What happened?
February 9, 2006
Both Oldman and Roth turn in flat and uninspiring performances.
May 13, 2004
Really head-twisting adaptation of the play with fine work from Oldman and Roth.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2003
Probably the best stage to screen adaptation I've ever seen. Essential.
| Original Score: 5/5
July 10, 2003
Tom Stoppard's 1967 morality play has been translated into a high-spirited and well-acted film.
May 20, 2003
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.
January 21, 2003
By trying to take advantage of the medium, Stoppard loses track of what makes his work so wonderful. This belongs on the stage.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 29, 2002
"belongs on the stage, but for what it is, not bad"
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
As a movie, this material, freely adapted by Stoppard, is boring and endless. It lies flat on the screen, hardly stirring.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
January 1, 2000
Staged as they are here, the jokes and the fourth-wall gamesmanship don't seem as funny as they did on the page.
January 1, 2000
A mess, but a damn amusing one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern may be dead, but they do save the day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
At a full two hours in length, there are just too many stretches where little or nothing is going on...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
May 24, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
June 25, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
May 26, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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