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      Hamlet

      2000, Drama, 1h 51m

      96 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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      Stiff performances fail to produce any tension onscreen. Read critic reviews

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      A scene from the movie "Hamlet" Ethan Hawke as Hamlet, Diane Venora as Gertrude and Kyle MacLachlan as Claudius in Miramax's Hamlet Bill Murray as Polonius and Julia Stiles as Ophelia in Miramax's Hamlet Ethan Hawke as Hamlet and Liev Schreiber as Laertes in Miramax's Hamlet Sam Shepard and Director Michael Almereyda on the set of Miramax's Hamlet Ethan Hawke as Hamlet in Miramax's Hamlet Steve Zahn as Rosencrantz and Dechen Thurman as Guildenstern in Miramax's Hamlet Julia Stiles as Ophelia in Miramax's Hamlet Hamlet (2000) Hamlet (2000) Hamlet (2000) Hamlet (2000)

      Movie Info

      This is a modern retelling of the classic tale of a young fimmaker in New York City (Ethan Hawke) struggling with the weight of a production company called Denmark Corp. following the death of his father, including dealing with those who would deprive him of his "crown."

      • Rating: R

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Michael Almereyda

      • Producer: Andrew Fierberg, Amy Hobby

      • Writer: William Shakespeare, Michael Almereyda

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $1.6M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Miramax Films

      • Production Co: Double A Films

      • Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Surround

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      • Sep 07, 2015

        I appreciate the go-for-broke commitment to the concept, yes it's often a complete mess but I found it a ultimately admirable effort. Regardless of whether or not it works, seeing the "To be or not to be" soliloquy delivered in a Blockbuster Video is something quite unforgettable.

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      • Apr 25, 2013

        A brilliant and astonishing modern adaptation of this classic tale or revenge and tragedy. A dazzling and remarkable masterwork that shines with style and passion. It has such an amazing all-star cast. Ethan Hawke is is truly superb, he gives one of his finest and most absorbing performances. An unforgettable movie that you cant take your eyes off of. It sizzles with energy and fierce dedication to the material.

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      • Apr 28, 2012

        An all star cast performs and modern day New York is 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. Not for everyone, but then neither is iambic pentameter. The casting choices are inspired.

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      • Sep 30, 2011

        Enjoyed the originality of the adaptation. Look for the reflection of the boom mic at 1:07 :)

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