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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The acting is smart and gritty, Almereyda's visual style has a raw immediacy found in few films with Shakespearean pedigrees, and an...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Almereyda excises big chunks of plot to shape his vision, but retains Shakespeare's language and pays such rigorous attention to meaning...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Almereyda's smart, streamlined adaptation is full of such neat little ironies.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Thou wilt be dazzled.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
This is a sizzling, invigorating Hamlet.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Both a distraction and a revelation.
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68

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Almereyda never plays up the gimmickry at the expense of the performances, and as a result, his movie largely succeeds, despite an...
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Some of the contemporary winks are questionable, but others are undeniably sharp.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It commits the only crime that can be committed against Shakespeare: It makes him boring.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
But all the devices and upgrades do little to bring the poetry's meaning into clearer and more relevant focus for today's audiences.
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Total snooze fest

By romoryan
I can't even tell you how bad it was because I slept through half of it...

Get thee to a nunnery scene

By mortyborg
The 'get thee to a nunnery' scene is brilliant....