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Shakespeare High Reviews

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March 9, 2012
Director Alex Rotaru could have focused more; three or four really compelling stories are scattered among a handful of others.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 6, 2012
Unless you really dig Glee-level displays of high-school drama geekery, you and your date may want to quickly exeunt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 29, 2011
Shakespeare High follows promising young actors doing their damnedest to make old Bill Shakespeare their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 4, 2011
...fun, shamelessly heart-wrenching.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 5, 2012
The hardest thing about watching this movie is realizing that some of the kids you come to like so much, and their teams who've worked so hard, are going to lose the competition
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 6, 2012
If Shakespeare High lacks the tightness and emotional tension a competition doc needs to take off, we get to know enough of these preternaturally self-assured kids to care about what happens to them beyond the finals.
May 15, 2011
Glee in iambic pentameter
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 8, 2012
An inspiring, if too short and overcrowded, examination of the competition among high schools at the 90th annual Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Shakespeare Festival.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 9, 2012
The real stars here are the kids themselves - all chasing after a small shiny statue, and a much larger dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 10, 2012
Alex Rotaru's very busy docu focuses more on the kids' stories than on their work; considering how sensational some of them are, it's probably a strategic advantage.
April 5, 2012
It's impossible not to root for these driven, high-spirited participants - and for the longevity of this invaluable program.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 8, 2012
There's a formula to this kind of documentary and Shakespeare High is no exception. Give it a shot; you'll be surprised how quickly you get caught up in these kids' worlds.
March 8, 2012
Rotaru breaks no new ground, but he doesn't have to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 9, 2012
It never hurts to be reminded how fun and important the theater arts are to a young person's education.
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