Much Ado About Something
Much Ado About Something (2002)

Michael Rubbo's sublimely entertaining documentary, MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING, investigates the premise that the plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare were actually written by Christopher Marlowe. Relying on the expert testimony of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 13, 2002
DVD Release Date: September 30, 2008
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Has enough wit, energy and geniality to please not only the fanatical adherents on either side, but also people who know nothing about the subject and think they're not interested.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Rubbo's humorously tendentious intervention into the who-wrote-Shakespeare controversy.

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Urban Cinefile

An utterly compelling 'who wrote it' in which the reputation of the most famous author who ever lived comes into question.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

An entertaining documentary that freshly considers arguments the Bard's immortal plays were written by somebody else.

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

This documentary traces with a giddy temperament the search for the "real" Shakespeare.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Rubbo runs through a remarkable amount of material in the film's short 90 minutes.

Elvis Mitchell
New York Times inviting piece of film.

Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

It's about the capacity and zeal of people who have found a cause that overwhelms their lives while making their eyes light up with joy. We should all have such passion.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

All right, it's far-fetched. But it's fun to think about, and Rubbo makes a merry case. Will the real Bard of Avon please stand up?

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