• Released
  • February 14, 2000
  • PG , 1 hr 33 min
  • Romantic Comedy
    Comedy Drama
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Love's Labour's Lost (2000) Synopsis
The king (Alessandro Nivola) of Navarre meets a French princess (Alicia Silverstone).
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Branagh and Love's Labour's Lost all but will themselves into liftoff. They achieve it, and in doing so, they somehow make it right to our...
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Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
A trifle of a farce fashioned into a '30s musical that gaily trips as much as it lightly skips, but nonetheless marks a welcome return to...
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Branagh's attempt to meld Shakespeare's densely verbal early comedy with Broadway show tunes fails, thanks to stunt casting, poor singing...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The leaden bits do bring the proceedings to a screeching halt too many times, but the costumes are breathtaking, and the details (like...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There's not a song I wouldn't hear again with pleasure, or a clip that might not make me smile, but as a whole, it's not much. Like cotton...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Too many moments of evident labor weigh this clever production down. To quote the playwright: ''Your wit's too hot, it speeds too fast,...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Has its moments of charm, but it's ultimately a fascinating failure that surely looked better on paper than it does on the screen.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Even at its best, the movie plays like a clip reel.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Branagh's take on the play comes right up to the edge of disaster but stubbornly refuses to leap in.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A stink bomb of a movie.
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Rated PG | For Brief Drug Content and Sensuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ A noble experiment that didn't quite work out.
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