Shakespeare in Love Reviews

February 27, 2018
A good cast, if you can forget for a moment the protagonist, Joseph Fiennes. [Full Review in Spanish]
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
This romantic farce has a talented cast and energy to spare, but somehow the ingredients don't burn as brightly as one would expect from such promising ingredients.
February 11, 2014
Sniping at what's already been celebrated as a major national triumph always looks not-quite-cricket, but Madden's film is transparently one of those things that the British Do So Well, and the Americans fund so handsomely.
March 3, 2005
Although Shakespeare in Love benefits from a delightful screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard -- and a flattering one, for viewers who can congratulate themselves on recognizing this or that tatter of the Bard -- the film's virtues peter out.
July 5, 2004
A nothing movie. Gossamer-thin, the slightest breeze will blow it from our collective memories.
January 1, 2000
Not even Stoppard is Shakespeare, and the end result resembles one of Neil Simon's middlebrow romps more than it does As You Like It.
January 1, 2000
At first, the breakneck pace is entertaining (all these people knocking themselves out for our pleasure), but it soon becomes evident just how inane a film this is.
January 1, 2000
As overrated as Shakespeare himself.
January 1, 2000
Don't let the hype fool ya, cause this puppy pees just like the rest of them!
January 1, 2000
A thin, predictable plot that is only carried by the portrayal of people that we revere in our history books.