The Hollow Crown: Richard II
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The Hollow Crown: Richard II
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 rules with little regard for his peoples welfare, is called upon to settle a dispute between his cousin Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray. In an act that will spell doom for his reign, he banishes both men, and sets into motion a chain of events that will change British history forever. The work of William Shakespeare is brought to life by a cast that also… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Kevin McFarland, AV Club
"This rich and rewarding rendering is powerful thanks to the enduring words, the casting and the terrific performance of Ben Whishaw as Richard."
‑ Joanne Ostrow, Denver Post
"It's juicier than The Borgias and The Tudors slapped together, with terrific action sequences and hot-blooded dialogue."
‑ Mark A. Perigard, Boston Herald
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