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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Love Ethan Hawke

    I am a Shakespeare fan and this was a great modern adaptation of Hamlet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it's what i call a mixture

    my acp english class did a segment on shakespeare's hamlet, which entaled reading the play, reviews, comparisions, and viewing several adaptations with film. while i found this to be one of the more enjoyable versions of hamlet, however because i knew the full play and extent of the story i was left semi-unsatisfied. the movie was clever and unique in its portrayal of the reaccuring themes throughout the origional production, yet left me feeling incomplete. the choppy scene transitions and shallow emotional build led me to want more of what i was never to recieve. i give the film cuddos for providing the story in a rythmic, upbeat, intriguing version and would deffinately recommend viewing, even owning the movie, but would not dubb it the best film version of hamlet yet to be made.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a hecka hecka good moving piture film

    i have to say that this movie makes all other hamlet remakes a little turd in the toilet. id have to honestly say that this is the mother of all hamlets. i dont think that shakespeare ever expected a movie to dominate his writing skills as ethan hawke in hamlet has just done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2003

    AMAZING

    AMAZING..the symbolism in this film is incredible. Moreover, it takes the presiding theme in Shakespear's play, the idea of re-production, playing within a play, and expresses it through modern media. The motif of screens and recording are phenomenal.... Ethan Hawke is amazing, he shows that you do not need a snobbish british accent to do Shakespear. AMAZING FILM...AMAZING MISE-EN-SCENE (Directing Term for how shots are shot...)...GREAT ACTING... !!!! GREAT FILM!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    trivialization of a masterpiece

    ''Hamlet'' is, arguably, the greatest play in the English language and some fine interpretations have been captured on film. This is not among them. Shakespeare can be updated (withness ''Richard III'' with McKellan) but this one is trivialized and stupidly cut to appeal to the lowered intellectual abilities of today's audiences. Avoid this travesty. Even Mel Gibson's is superior on all counts. If you must have a modern cast, Branagh's is to eb released on DVD in early 2004 and is superior on all counts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Movie ever

    i absolutlty love this version of Hamlet, it is probally the best i've ever seen, Ethan Hawk is extraordianry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Well...

    Well... It's Ethan Hawke as Hamlet, thereby making it difficult to say much else. Seriously though, the movie is fairly well done, and does a clever job of modernising the story while still staying astoundingly true to the themes of the original. I would say that if you enjoyed Baz Luhrmann's version of Romeo and Juliet, then you would also find this enjoyable

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    Posted August 14, 2009

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