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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Reviews

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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 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
February 9, 2006
Both Oldman and Roth turn in flat and uninspiring performances.
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?
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
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
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.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
July 3, 2008
A disastrous adaptation of an excellent play.
February 8, 1991
Full Review | Original Score: D+
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
July 10, 2003
Tom Stoppard's 1967 morality play has been translated into a high-spirited and well-acted film.
March 22, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
May 13, 2004
Really head-twisting adaptation of the play with fine work from Oldman and Roth.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
A mess, but a damn amusing one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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