It is the only version I have seen, so I have nothing to compare it to. It also cut a lot from the source material, which I didn’t particularly like either. Jun 23, Rating: I Am the Night. Please click the link below to receive your verification email. Glenn Close as Gertrude. It’s overly dramatic and its acting is way over the top in the drama department as well.
What if Gibson had been stopped then? Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified. Helena Bonham Carter as Ophelia. Zeffirelli’s sometimes slick but always lucid and beautifully cinematic version of the play. Richard Warwick as Bernardo. Jan 1, Full Review….
The only two I’ve seen that I’ve liked are both from Zefferelli. Oct 4, Full Review….
Mel Gibson does do a pretty good job as Hamlet. He made the ultimate classic, Romeo and Juliet and then his version of Fiom was pretty good as well.
More Top Movies Trailers. In retrospect, it’s a small jump from Shakespeare to God. Ian Holm as Polonius. I think this is one of the better versions of Hamlet particularly because of two fiml Jun 6, Rating: The play’s the thing, wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.
In the ensuing confusion, Hamlet zfefirelli kills Polonious Ian Holm instead of Claudius; Hamlet’s lover, Ophelia Helena Bonham Cartergoes mad and commits suicide; and eventually Hamlet and Claudius both meet their fate. Christien Anholt as Marcellus. Christopher Fairbank as Player Queen. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account.
It does stray from the material, and it gets a bit boring at sgreaming, but all in all, you could do a whole lot worse.
It’s a surprisingly successful venture, decked out in Anglo-Saxon styles and with a brooding, robust castle setting which oozes horse muck.
People who hate Shakespeare will hate it. Mel Gibson as Hamlet. Feb 19, Rating: As far as the few adaptions I’ve seen of Shakespeare, this would have to be my second favorite.
The zeffirelli is a little slow at times, but I accepted it, because that is how the play already is. Zeffirelli’s sometimes slick but always lucid and beautifully cinematic version of the play.
I knew him when he was on top of the world. Gibson gives the melancholy Dane an earnest but pedestrian reading. It may lack some of the depth and complexity of aeffirelli play, but Mel Gibson and Franco Zeffirelli make a surprisingly successful team. Melvin White Super Reviewer. There are no approved quotes yet for this movie. I didn’t particularly care for the angle they gave between Hamlet and his mother, Gertrude played by Glenn Close.
Jul 4, Full Review…. It is the only version I have seen, so I have nothing to compare it to. Christopher De VoreFranco Zeffirelli. Vernon Dobtcheff as Reynaldo.
Chris Weber Super Reviewer. But that just comes with the territory. Trevor Peacock as Gravedigger. Ned Mendez as Player.
This is a very faithful, even if exaggerated attempt to recreate a shakespearean play, centuries after the material. To make matters worse, Claudius has married Hamlet’s mother, Queen Gertrude Glenn Closewhom he has unusually strong fiom for. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email. Going in you gilm probably know if this movie is for you or not. I Am the Night. There’s really no reason going over plot because everyone knows the plot before going in.
Offers what amounts to a comic book intro to Shakespeare’s classic, retaining few of the play’s psychological complexities. Claudius is upset by the production and leaves to arrange for Hamlet’s murder.