Enjoyably, preposterously, undeniably , in every conceivable way. Modern-day New York City adaptation of Shakespeare’s immortal story about Hamlet’s plight to avenge his father’s murder. Miramax double A Films. This gem and other scenes were deleted in order to pare down the length of the film, while attempting to preserve all major known lines. Rockabye Hamlet The Lion King Modern Shakespeare adaptations tend to be a bit cringeworthy, trying to hard to translate everything into a modern-day setting – while this certainly suffers from that at times as well, some of the solutions they come up with are quite genius as they keep in with the original text and still create beautifully filmic moments.

Icy-cold in its palette and unwaveringly cool in its application of modern settings and gizmos to a text that stands up to endless reinvention, this is a Hamlet that brings imagination matched by thoughtfulness to its appeal to both eye and ear. Tim Blake Nelson as Flight Captain. Also, for Hamlet, is not one of the best versions. Yes, add me to your newsletter list. So will the Oscars still rock you? We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. And it helps to be British. William Shakespeare ‘s Hamlet.

Feels fresh yet a million years old in a way that only early ‘s films could get.

Notify me mihcael follow-up comments by email. The modern work is none of these, only an ancillary piece for those with a vast Hamlet knowledge. Yes, add me to your newsletter list.

The Wire th: A shame that more did not come out of such a great cast, interesting premise, and mother of all base material in Shakespeare. Retrieved October 19, With Hamlet Hawke and Ophelia Stiles being constantly watched in a city such as New York, i thought I was observing a Mafia film, as indeed that is what the Denmark corporation felt like, killing of Old Hamlet and all.

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Share this Rating Title: Edit Storyline New York, For example, the ghost of Hamlet’s murdered father first appears on closed-circuit TV. Edit Did You Know? Dec almereyfa, Rating: If you couldn’t tell from that, this film is undeniablybut it works so well. Last Action Hero Hamlet And it helps to be British.

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It has such an amazing all-star cast. This is NYC,and Hamlet, in Peru hat and tassels, seems all over it, loitering almost, until you remember who he is and that he makes video journals. Finally convinced of Claudius’s mlchael, Hamlet must avenge his father.

It sizzles with energy and fierce dedication to the material. Trivia Kyle MacLachlan previously appeared in Dunea story with quite a few parallels to Hamlet. Michael Almereyda William Shakespeare. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Policiesand to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.

The New York Times. Al S Super Reviewer. The result is more than a mere gimmick and less than an unqualifed success, but yes — it’s always watchable.

Post Share on Facebook. Reviews of this film have been divided. The Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer. In the attempt for a higher box-office, the two hour version has no soul. Claudius calls for light before stumbling into his limo, chauffeured by Hamlet, who has a gun.

Ingeniously and divertingly updating Shakespeare to corporate New York, Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet benefits from playfully iconographic casting.

The lines are read for the most part with more feeling for dast angry-stepchild plot than for the iambic pentameter.

Bamlet more More Like This. A Simpler Melancholy in a Different Denmark”. Sam Shepard as Ghost. Apr 11, Rating: In this version of HamletClaudius is “king” of the Denmark Corporation, having taken over the firm by killing his brother, Hamlet’s father. Apr 10, Full Review…. Jun 3, Full Review….

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Featuring a great score, great direction and a great cast doing a great gob, despite the grievances of a part of the audience of pretentious assholes who think Shakespeare has to be spoken one way and one way only, in the same way Hamlet makes pretentious film-student films in order to get a reaction from Claudius.

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Way too interested in “modern” technology for no discernible reason. Casey Affleck as Fortinbras. Meanwhile, war is brewing. Almereyda modernises and streamlines without trivializing, and amplifies poetic melodrama with regular ingenuity and energy.

Modern Shakespeare adaptations tend to be a bit cringeworthy, trying to hard to translate everything into a modern-day setting – while this certainly suffers from that at times as well, some of the solutions they come up with are quite genius as they keep in with the original text and still create beautifully filmic moments. Feb 3, Full Review…. An all star cast performs and modern day New York almereeyda the setting for yet another take on the Bard’s most well known play, with less emphasis on delivery of the lines the iambic problem than on the emotional intent implied by the words.

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Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth. Julia Stiles as Ophelia. Horatio lives with his girlfriend and one of them at least is an arts student who reads Mayakovsky. User Reviews Either Almereyda or the Miramax really missed the boat with this one.

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