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Hamlet
5.4 Rating
(83 ratings)
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Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke

Hamlet
Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan

Claudius
Diane Venora

Diane Venora

Gertrude
Bill Murray

Bill Murray

Polonius
Julia Stiles

Julia Stiles

Ophelia
Karl Geary

Karl Geary

Horatio


Written by
Michael Almereyda

Michael Almereyda

(screen adaptation)


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Hamlet (2000) trailer

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Hamlet

7 years, 1 month ago at May 23 5:32
3 votes
"Good night sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."

Hamlet is a modern Shakespeare play adaptation that I found to be both visually stunning, but also a compelling and engaging film. Complete with a stellar cast, this is a rare film that shouldn't me missed.

I can't call myself a huge fan of some other films based on one of Shakespeare's plays, b... read more

An average movie

4 years, 2 months ago at May 6 9:25
3 votes
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick but since there was a really nice cast, I was quite eager to check it out. To be honest, I'm not at all a fan of those modern Shakespeare adaptations, Indeed, by now, I have seen at least 3 of them (this flick, 'O', and ‘Romeo+Juliet’) and none of them has really convinced me. However, I have to admit it, there were still some good things about th... read more
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Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.
Release date: 23 June 2000
UPC: 717951004994
Shakespeare (10), Drama (8), Based On Play (5), New York City (4), Revenge (4), 2000 (4), Murder (3), Remake (3), Romance (3), Thriller (3), (2), 2000s (2), Tragedy (2), Experimental (2), Duel (2), Adaptation (2), Based On Book (2), Dramas (1), SnP (1), Sort (1)
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"Michael Almereyda transposes William Shakespeare’s seminal tragedy to the world of high finance as Ethan Hawke’s brooding prince goes up against his slick CEO stepfather. The modern-day setting—moving from grungy streets to antiseptic boardrooms and even that cylindrical mousetrap the Guggenheim—adds thematic heft to the greatest of all plays.—Keith Uhlich"


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johanlefourbe posted a review 4 years, 2 months ago

An average movie

“I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick but since there was a really nice cast, I was quite eager to check it out. To be honest, I'm not at all a fan of those modern Shakespeare adaptations, Indeed, by now, I have seen at least 3 of them (this flick, 'O', and ‘Romeo+Juliet’) and none of them has really convinced me. However, I have to admit it, there were still some good things about this version. First of all, the cast was quite impressive (Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Sam Shepard, Bill Murray, Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Steve Zahn, Jeffrey Wright, Casey Affleck) and they all delivered some solid performances. The directing was pretty good as well (by the way, I have noticed that even though Michael Almereyda had a rather prolific career during the last 25 years, I have ne” read more

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"character : Ophelia "


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Claudia posted a review 7 years, 1 month ago

Hamlet

“"Good night sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."

Hamlet is a modern Shakespeare play adaptation that I found to be both visually stunning, but also a compelling and engaging film. Complete with a stellar cast, this is a rare film that shouldn't me missed.

I can't call myself a huge fan of some other films based on one of Shakespeare's plays, but Hamlet has proved as an exception. Director Michael Almereyda has done as Baz Luhrmann did for Romeo + Juliet, in that he has created a very contemporary vision for Hamlet, being set in the modern era. In this case, the film is set in New York City, in 2000. This version stays true to the original play and manages to fit everything effectively within less than two hours (the original play taking four hours” read more