Love's Labour's Lost
Love's Labour's Lost (2000)

Actor/director Kenneth Branagh sets his screen version of Shakespeare's play in the 1930s, adding such classic songs as "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "The Way You Look Tonight," and "Let's Face… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 19, 2000
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Consensus: Interesting idea, poor execution.

Derek Elley
Variety

A luscious labor of love.

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Robert Horton
Film.com

Everybody in Love's Labour's Lost tries so hard to please, they frequently lose track of the matter at hand, to say nothing of the dialogue.

Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media

A noble experiment that didn't quite work out.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

An act of double homage to antique artifice.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

A double travesty -- a triple one, actually, if you consider the quality of the singing and dancing.

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Empire Magazine

It may not be 'hip', but it's definitely enjoyable and it's a shame that there isn't more scope for genuine musical talents like Lester to utilise their gifts in modern cinema.

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David Germain
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Maybe Kenneth Branagh should have left the Hollywood musical where he found it, back in the 1930s.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

The froth quickly curdles.

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Film4

We all know who's going to pair off with whom in the end, but Branagh does get us there in some considerable style.

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More reviews for Love's Labour's Lost

Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
Branagh's idea is to conjoin Shakespearean comedy with 1930's era Hollywood musicals ... what could go wrong? At first I felt as if I were having a… More
Alice Shen
So bad, it's almost good...but then I regain consciousness and have to put on <i>Singin' in the Rain</i> to get that murky taste out of my… More
Jens S.
One of the kind of films that you wished you could love more than you actually do. Because they don't really do anything wrong. They take… More
Mason Williams
Love's Labour's Lost, is a good musical directed by Kenneth Branagh. A light haerted musical that takes place in the 1930's where things are care… More
Lanning : )
Okay, so this Branagh go at Shakespeare may leave out a lot of the Bard's words, but the spirit is definitely there. Strictly speaking, in the classic… More
Leo L
This is an interesting film in the Shakespeare Company collection. Love the music. Love the noir-esque!