Shakespeare in Love Reviews

December 18, 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 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.
February 11, 2014
[An] inordinately clever, sprightly romantic comedy.
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.
February 11, 2014
Hilarious, sexy, clever, playful and as initially teasing as it is ultimately satisfying.
February 11, 2014
I just wish that the script wasn't so insistent on showing off. Shakespeare, even when he kowtowed to the peasants, knew when to quit.
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.