The Hollow Crown: Richard II
The Hollow Crown: Richard II (2012)

From executive producer Sam Mendes comes The Hollow Crown, stunning adaptations of four of Shakespeares most treasured plays featuring all-star casts. In Richard II, King Richard (Ben Whishaw of Skyfall), a vain, self-indulgent man who… More

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Genre: Drama
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Kevin McFarland
AV Club

This is a definitive visual portrait of Richard II, the single best widely available instance of a severely underrated history play with dramatic thematic ramifications for English identity.

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Joanne Ostrow
Denver Post

This rich and rewarding rendering is powerful thanks to the enduring words, the casting and the terrific performance of Ben Whishaw as Richard.

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Mark A. Perigard
Boston Herald

It's juicier than The Borgias and The Tudors slapped together, with terrific action sequences and hot-blooded dialogue.

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Walter M.
The action begins with King Richard II(Ben Whishaw) seeking to mediate a dispute on behalf of John of Gault(Patrick Stewart) between his son Henry(Rory Kinnear)… More