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King Lear Reviews

November 26, 2019
Yet the film is such a cracking good entertainment I barely even noticed that its world makes no sense.
November 26, 2019
It's as political a production as it needs to be, and at its best, it feels as current and as timeless as a nightmare.
October 1, 2018
The performances hold it together; this play has always been focused on human suffering. Amazon's King Lear is by no means a definitive adaptation of what is arguably the Bard's finest tragedy, but it is a thrilling and entertaining one.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 28, 2018
While the language of Shakespeare can be a challenge for the modern viewer, this "King Lear" is so physical and the acting so expressive that one is never unsure of what is happening, or what devilment.
September 19, 2018
Just because nobody could or should feel this is a definitive King Lear detracts only somewhat from the undeniable joy that comes from even two hours of watching Anthony Hopkins gnash his teeth, wail and go gloriously mad.
May 29, 2018
Now 80 himself, the right age, Hopkins is at home in Lear's skin. Shouty, angry, cruel one moment; vulnerable, tender, loving the next - or at the same time. A mesmerising performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 29, 2018
Flawed parenting, ingrate children and family estrangement will never not be relevant, and the modern-day dress gave it the feel of a production at ease with itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 29, 2018
What is most fresh but coherent is [director Richard] Eyre's interpretation of the three sisters as women absolutely at the end of their tether.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 29, 2018
No doubt conscious of the competition, director Richard Eyre assembled so many galacticos for his bells-and-whistles modern-day-set TV version that at first it was hard to concentrate on anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5