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Shakespeare in Love Reviews

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December 17, 2018
In a little more than two hours, director John Madden, screenwriters Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and a terrific cast and crew accomplish the miraculous.
March 2, 2018
....the echoes of passionate Shakespeare will linger in the memory and the most pleasant memories of the spectator. [Full review in Spanish]
March 1, 2018
It almost defies you not to have fun.
March 1, 2018
...very well calculated and balanced. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 28, 2018
Shakespeare in Love lives up to its name with its joyous sensuality.
June 16, 2016
The play within the movie rings false, methinks
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 22, 2016
A sprightly valentine to the heady world of comedy, drama, romance, art, commerce and language that is the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 22, 2016
There's so much to like about this film, which is giddily romantic, funny and clever, chock-full of Shakespearean touches like doomed love, mistaken identity and men dressing as women and women dressing as men.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
February 16, 2016
There is plenty to be thrilled about.
March 17, 2015
Sometimes it's the small things that provide the biggest delights. That's certainly the case with Shakespeare in Love, a tongue-in-cheek romance about the greatest romance ever written.
March 17, 2015
[A] cheeky, delightfully playful romantic comedy.
March 17, 2015
All these funny, frenetic performances make for an enjoyable romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 11, 2014
[An] inordinately clever, sprightly romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 11, 2014
It restores to centrality of consciousness one of the great geniuses of our civilization. It makes us care for his greatness, for his passion, for his worth. In no uncertain terms, it tells us Willie Boy is still here.
February 11, 2014
Scene after scene engages us as cheerful groundlings, tosses us jokes, toys with our expectations, then sweeps away the boundaries between film and stage, comedy and tragedy so we're open to the power of language and the feelings behind it.
February 11, 2014
A triumph of talent and style over silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 11, 2014
Hilarious, sexy, clever, playful and as initially teasing as it is ultimately satisfying.
February 11, 2014
Shakespeare In Love delivers the goods, if the goods you're in the market for happen to be a clever romance concerning William Shakespeare that's unlikely to cause anyone to reassess their notions of Shakespeare, romance, or enjoyment.
February 11, 2014
You can't miss with a movie that speaks the language of love with such hotblooded delight. And in iambic pentameter, too.
February 11, 2014
Get thee to the nearest movie theater showing Shakespeare in Love, a delightful comedy that sparkles with wit, literary smarts, passionate romance and expert acting by a glossy, enthusiastic cast.
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