Hamlet
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Campbell Scott is both star and co-director of this elaborate (albeit economically produced) four-hour TV version of Shakespeare's immortal tragedy +Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. The film is based on Scott's earlier theatrical production of the same play, with several of the same actors repeating their same roles. Updated to 1900 New York, the text remains substantially the same as it has always been: Hamlet (Scott), the "melancholy" Danish prince, discovers to his horror that his late father, the King, was murdered by his brother (and Hamlet's uncle) Claudius (Jamey… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

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"Intelligent, well-acted, all-American version of the Shakespeare tragedy."
‑ Jonathan Foreman, New York Post
"This is one of the best Shakespeare adaptations ever filmed."
‑ Rachel Gordon, Filmcritic.com
"Although the movies haven't lacked for Hamlets recently, Ethan Hawke and Kenneth Branagh being the latest stars to have weighed in, Mr. Scott's is something that must be seen."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"This version of the tale is far from being the first, last, best or worst. Shakespeare junkies should make their own decisions about pursuing this take, heeding advice from the man himself, 'to thine own self be true.'"
‑ Janet Branagan, Apollo Guide
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