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Hamlet

Hamlet

2000
Romance
Drama
1h 52m
New York, 2000. A specter in the guise of the newly-dead CEO of Denmark Corporation appears to Hamlet, tells of murder most foul, demands revenge, and identifies the killer as Claudius, the new head of Denmark, Hamlet's uncle and now step-father. Hamlet must determine if the ghost is truly his father, and if Claudius did the deed. To buy time, Hamlet feigns madness; to catch his uncle's conscience, he invites him to watch a film he's made that shows a tale of murder... (imdb)
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Hamlet

2000
Romance
Drama
1h 52m
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Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
32nd
Decent telling of the Bard's greatest drama, though they get some stuff wrong. I saw this at Sundance and Ethan Hawke kicked the back of my chair and didn't apologize.
Rated 24 Feb 2017
4
51st
A E S T H E T I C
Rated 10 Mar 2011
50
7th
2000 was not a year in the 90s!
Rated 22 Aug 2010
45
18th
I like the idea of modernizing Shakespeare plays on film (I liked the Romeo and Juliet version), but this movie left me bored. I probably wouldn't have watched it if Bill Murray hadn't been in it, but he didn't seem very into it. If nothing else Julia Stiles was really cute in this movie, and while that has no actual bearing on the movie itself it did help me make it to the end.
Rated 28 Nov 2020
68
14th
Well filmed, and the A E S T H E T I C of New York in the year 2000 is wonderful, a true relic of that year. But, it is let down by how much it drags in the last hour, I just wanted to give up once Hamlet went to England. And the characters are not well developed, when Hamlet dies and Horatio is weeping; I didn't really care, I knew nothing about Horatio or his relationship with Hamlet. And the final duel, how did the bullet kill them both? Worth watching if you want to travel in time.
Rated 07 Mar 2019
35
37th
I wanted to like this, but I didn't. The dialog is simply too forced. At times the verbatim dialog works, but in general it doesn't. Hawke and Stiles are convincing, but everyone else falls flat.
Rated 26 Feb 2017
79
74th
eh i was a fan. i can see you not liking this for obvious reasons but this time period really works on me and what a cast!
Rated 01 Feb 2014
30
23rd
Meh
Rated 08 Dec 2013
35
2nd
Not watchable. Didn't work for me, using the modern setting and the original Shakespeare dialog.
Rated 03 Dec 2011
81
66th
Drawing on a moody and atmospheric visual style, Almereyda presents a Hamlet of our times: a disenchanted youth without roots and isolated by technology even as he uses it to express himself. The film cleverly relegates some of the conversations and monologues to phones and video, and displays the true genius of the play by its adaptability to the modern world. The film lags a bit in stretches, but the performances are solid, with Murray's Polonius and Schreiber's Laertes the standouts.
Rated 25 Oct 2011
57
24th
57.250
Rated 14 Sep 2011
2
22nd
That is some turn of the century font there
Rated 14 Aug 2007
52
31st
It's a decent attempt at making Hamlet more modern and some of it worked well. However nothing really stood out as very impressive either.
Rated 21 Aug 2010
50
13th
not an outstanding movie by any means, but its worth it if only to see modern everyday people speaking Shakespearean verse. Bill Murray is a definite stand out, as is Steve Zahn
Rated 22 Apr 2009
84
38th
Interesting "modern" presentation of Shakespeare's classic tale of revenge.
Rated 20 Feb 2009
72
12th
Kind of pretentious.
Rated 11 May 2008
70
16th
I wish I could like this version, because the cast is truly stellar, but the feeling of the film is too dry. It takes too much of the emotion out of the story to work any longer.
Rated 08 Mar 2008
50
39th
This was decent & a pretty good watch, my gripes are with the narration, which i found annoying (I'd rather have him taking to himself) & some of the monologues were a bit long, although it was terribly well written.
Rated 17 Sep 2007
56
21st
I do not know what Ethan Hawke was thinking when he did this movie. It was horrible and did not follow the story in many ways. The novel ideas though made it slightly better than completely pitiful.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
81
71st
Hawke's not too bad
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
25th
Sorry Ethan...Bill isn't for you...

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