Gamlet (Hamlet) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Gamlet (Hamlet) Reviews

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February 4, 2020
It is the fluency with which the poetry has been translated to the visual, the careful orchestration of speech and movement, [that] makes this an outstanding movie.
August 13, 2019
Innokenti Smoktunovski looks a little like Richard Burton and plays the part in the Burton style, only better, as a vigorous type who is much more at home with horses and women than with ideas.
November 20, 2019
It may lack the depth of other film versions, but the images, enriched by the dramatic Shostokovich music, are bold and powerful...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 10, 2007
Kozintsev's film is probably the most cohesive of the five [Hamlets].
November 20, 2019
There's a genuine cinematic imagination at work here.
September 4, 2007
One of the better versions of Hamlet.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 20, 2006
Elsinore's prince, via the great Soviet director Grigory Kozintsev. A devastating, extraordinary achievement.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 7, 2006
Kozintsev emphasizes the imprisoning moral architecture of Elsinore, not by obvious claustrophobic visuals, but by a rich, widescreen frame and purist, black-and-white imagery...
November 8, 2006
Striking Soviet imagery will send chills down your spine
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 20, 2019
It is a spectacle, in the main-a large, mobile, realistic rendering of the melodramatic action of the play-that depends entirely for its impact upon its striking scenery, the physical sweep of its performance and the grand effects...
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