Gamlet (Hamlet)
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At least the 22nd time William Shakespeare's most famous tragedy has been brought to the screen, Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of Hamlet was the first to preserve Shakespeare's entire text, uncut and unabridged. Moving the action into the 19th century, Branagh cast himself in the title role and, as in his adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, assembled an eclectic group of actors that mixed veteran Shakespearean performers (including John Mills, Judi Dench, John Gielgud, and Derek Jacobi) with Hollywood stars not known for interpreting the Bard's work (among them Robin… More

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"One of the better versions of Hamlet."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Kozintsev emphasizes the imprisoning moral architecture of Elsinore, not by obvious claustrophobic visuals, but by a rich, widescreen frame and purist, black-and-white imagery..."
‑ Doug Cummings, Filmjourney
"Kozintsev's film is probably the most cohesive of the five [Hamlets]."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Elsinore's prince, via the great Soviet director Grigory Kozintsev. A devastating, extraordinary achievement."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Striking Soviet imagery will send chills down your spine"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
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