Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead (2010)

Living in the back room of his father's doctors office, broke, frustrated ladies man Julian (Jake Hoffman)scores his big break when he lands the job directing an off Broadway version of Hamlet. Except it's a bizarre adaptation… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 9, 2010
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Starts off feeling clever and original but turns silly and diffused as its convoluted story spins out.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

This loopy farce has the feel of a wacky off-off-Broadway play with more energy than wit, but it has its moments.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A delightful mix of intelligence, hilarity, scares and unbridled talent...

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

All of the riffs are twice and thrice removed, but the effect is lively rather than tiresome, largely on the strength of game performances, Sean Lennon's atmospheric score, and writer/director Jordan Galland's clear affection for his sources.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

Will you ever see another film in which Hamlet's name is screamed histrionically in a fake Egyptian desert?

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Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

A clever title in search of a movie to support it, this playful mash-up of Shakespeare and vampires aims for the type of brain-twisting meta-plot that Charlie Kaufman has all but monopolized. Mr. Kaufman makes it look easy. It's not.

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Mike Hale
New York Times

A toothless satire whose targets include vampire mania, low-rent theater, indie romantic comedies, Scorsese, Shakespeare and Law & Order, it plays like a Web series expanded to feature length.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead is one sly slice of the ridiculous.

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Ian Buckwalter
NPR.org

This is a movie so in love with its own supposed cleverness that it never realizes it's not all that clever.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A vampire hires a low-rent director to direct a version of Hamlet involving vampires and the Holy Grail. Aside from being frightfully dull, uneven, and… More