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Anyone not romantically inclined going into Shakespeare in Love surely will be by the end. Read full review
Some scholars may scowl, some lowbrows may scoff. But, like wordwise Will, these filmmakers know how to win a crowd -- from the queen down to the groundlings, from the sky above to the stage below. Bravo! [5 December 1998, Friday, p.A] Read full review
If she (Paltrow) were the only good thing about Shakespeare in Love, it still would have been worth seeing; that she is the crown jewel in a glittering tiara of a film studded with writing and acting gems testifies to the deep pleasures to be found in this remarkable movie. Read full review
I was carried along by the wit, the energy and a surprising sweetness. Read full review
The richest and most satisfying romantic movie of the year. It's really about two great loves at once -- the love of life and of art -- and the way that Shakespeare, like no writer before him, transformed the one into the other. Read full review
Its brazen mixture of the comic and dramatic, the high and low and the emotional and intellectual is positively Shakespearean. Read full review
The whole ensemble has a hoot with this material, and their joy is contagious. Read full review
Accessibly brainy screen charmer. Read full review
Inordinately clever, sprightly romantic comedy. Read full review
Not a great film, but it's an excuse to have an evening of pure enjoyment with a little culture painlessly mixed in. Read full review
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