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National Theatre Live: Hamlet

National Theatre Live: Hamlet is a movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds, and Sian Brooke. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his Uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans his revenge.

Other Titles
ナショナル・シアター・ライヴ 2016 「ハムレット」, Amleto, Hamlet, Гамлет: Камбербэтч
Running Time
3 hours 37 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Robin Lough
William Shakespeare
Leo Bill, Sian Brooke, Ciarán Hinds, Benedict Cumberbatch
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his Uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans his revenge.

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Jose Hunter

This is a retelling of Hamlet in modern times and a new translation of the stage play by another writer. It was directed by Luciano Ippolito, who was at the time of its first showing in 2005. The director uses the theatrical techniques of minimal dialogue, multiple shots, and close-ups, as well as loud sounds and close-ups, which I personally found distracting and less effective than the more modern techniques employed in more recent productions. All of the main actors in the film, and all of the other actors in the film, are present and reliable. I also liked the editing, which kept the film at a consistent pace with all of its many scenes. The soundtrack also helps in maintaining the mood of the film. As a film, Hamlet: A New Translation of Shakespeare's Hamlet is not bad at all, but it is just a bit below what could have been.

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Daniel Wallace

By far, the best film I have seen of David Harewood's Hamlet. And I've seen him in an awful lot of films. I didn't think that Hamlet would be so well-done, but it was. Harewood's Hamlet is a raggedy, smart-mouthed, very fragile, very cold, very precise little Richard Harris. Here is an actor who is afraid to go on, and yet is as wide-eyed as a child. Hamlet is a man who is not only clever, but whose way of thinking is just a kind of childish juvenileness. But that childishness, is only one of the reasons that the film is so brilliant. It is a very interesting film because it is so different from other plays of the time. But it is also very important because it was filmed in a very modest way. It is not a typical Hollywood production. Hamlet is a low budget film and there are no flashy scenes. The whole film is very deliberate and very restrained, and yet, it works. The film was made by Stephen Frears, and Frears is a very, very fine director. If you are a lover of Hamlet, or an admirer of Frears, or both, I highly recommend this film.

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Evelyn Howell

this movie was sooo good. It's a little dated, but it is extremely well done. They do an incredible job of conveying the emotions and emotions of the characters. It's a shame that a lot of people don't like this movie. Well, I think it's pretty accurate. The acting is good, and it does a good job at portraying the characters.

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The film is a major statement about the Australian lifestyle, while, it is also about the other great Australian stories, like the first Swans and the Gladiators, which may have been big things in the past but are now just mythic and quaint in this modern world, and some things that are very similar to other films about the Australian experience, like the Town and Country life, are still so relevant, in particular to the living in the suburbs, where some people believe that the only reality is the one we've been told by our government. It is very, very slow, but there is an enormous amount of tension and emotion, and although it is not an easy watch, there is much to learn from it, and in particular from the performances by Sam Worthington, Bridgette Wilson, and a very under-rated Edward Norton, as the three central characters.

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I am a big fan of Shakespeare's plays. I have an excellent knowledge of his plays, and I try to watch them as often as possible. However, I have to admit that I have found myself not always paying attention to the first few minutes of a play. Especially with a Shakespeare play such as Hamlet, which has so many dramatic elements. However, I must say that I am glad I watched this movie, because I felt it was well worth the time. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to be inspired by Shakespeare and learn about the different stages of his works. The acting is excellent, and the story is fascinating. It is not a masterpiece, but it is a good movie.

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Alexander Montgomery

The film itself has its moments of brilliance but in its totality, I think it has too many structural flaws to be truly engaging. First of all, the script is a good deal thinner than I thought it would be. With the added editing and the addition of more characters, the script would be tighter and more cohesive. I think the biggest flaw in the script is that the writers have the characters act out their emotions in the way that the writer wants them to act. That's not how Shakespeare writes. He writes for the audience to see the emotions on the characters face, and that's the same way a Shakespearean drama is supposed to be acted out. I know some people won't understand the rules of Shakespeare, but it's a much more serious style of Shakespeare than people seem to think it is. If you are one of those people, you won't understand this movie and I don't think the movie would have made as much of an impact if they didn't follow the rules of Shakespeare. The editing, the acting, and the writing are all pretty good, and the actors all have strong voices and hold their own. The actors do well with their parts and some of the actors are even really good in their parts. It's not the best film that I've seen, but it's still a very good film. 8/10

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There's a whole lot going on in Hamlet, but director William Friedkin is able to make it seem effortless. A few more jokes and you're halfway done with the movie. A good reason for being with Friedkin is that he has the most interesting visual style in the business, so I'm curious to see what Friedkin's next project will look like. Just because I like it, doesn't mean I'm a fan.

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Alice B.

I am a big fan of theatre. I even have a sister that goes to the drama classes and makes fun of me. This play, being so much more than a play, is about the thing that is lacking in a lot of theatres. It is a great piece of writing and directing. From the off, this play is full of emotions and it will put you on the edge of your seat. And if that's not enough, there is an original musical score that gets to the heart of the play, never getting out of its place. In short, I highly recommend this play. 8/10

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Linda Austin

Hamlet is one of the best plays I've ever seen. It is so witty and moving, and not even a little bit slow. It's funny, and you can't stop laughing. It's a classic! If you are a Shakespeare fan, or even if you aren't, watch this movie. It's a must. If you don't like Shakespeare, don't watch it. It's pretty much one of the greatest works of art ever!

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Willie E.

I thought Hamlet was good. The play itself, performed with magnificent direction by Brian Helgeland, is strong, well-written, and very well acted. However, what made this movie so strong was the cast. The cast was made up of many actors, such as Judi Dench, James McAvoy, Ralph Fiennes, and Andrew Scott. All of them delivered powerful performances, but none more so than Ralph Fiennes. His performance as Hamlet was one of the best I've seen in any film. I also thought the direction was strong, and that every scene was perfectly directed and delivered in every way possible. There were also many memorable lines, like Hamlet's first line, "You have no clothes," and the later line, "It's a pleasure." These lines are part of what make this film so good. All in all, I thought Hamlet was a very good movie. This is a movie I would recommend for people who love Shakespeare's play, but also for people who like movies in general. This is a movie that I would definitely recommend.

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Janice Fuller

At times this film is incredibly moving and moving to some extent it is also intensely brutal. But it is also incredibly enjoyable. The use of colour in this film is exceptional and I felt I had the same experience as James Joyce did in The Dead of Night. However, I am not a fan of Dario Argento and I have to say that I think this film is incredibly underrated. It is a great film and I think it is slightly over rated. To me this film is more of a black comedy and I think if this film was made today it would be a huge success. I think this film is an excellent example of a director who has clearly influenced many people, including many famous directors, to make a film that is very stylish and funny. This film is very powerful and I would recommend it to anyone who likes dark comedy. I would say this film is definitely worth seeing.

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The London show had me thinking about Shakespeare's music and the singing. As much as I like the lyrics, I was reminded of another work from the past. Hamlet is more about the dialogue, the acting and the set-up. When it comes to the music, there is a lot of soul-searching in the performances. From George MacKay, to Matthew Rhys, they all sound like they are struggling to express themselves through their music. It is a great shame, that there are not more performances from the more popular performers such as Robbie Williams and Shirley Bassey, but there is some wonderful music in the show, particularly from Rachel Davies. (I have a feeling that the recording was less than stellar.) If you have not seen the London show, I highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed.

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The reason why this movie has gotten so many bad reviews is because this is one of the best movies I have seen in recent years. I don't like the overly dramatic and overly dark aspects of Shakespeare's plays, but I did find that the darker, more dramatic parts were less compelling. However, I still think that this is a brilliant movie. The acting was very good, the acting in general was very good, and the characters were just incredibly fascinating. To me, they were fascinating because they were so unlikeable and flawed. I thought that the movie itself was a good adaptation of Shakespeare's play, but I didn't really think that the story was very good either. It just seemed like a lot of fun. I love the way that Shakespeare was portrayed in the movie, and I think that the movie is a lot of fun. I do think that it is really difficult to come up with Shakespeare's plays, but I think that this movie did a great job of depicting Shakespeare's plays. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in Shakespeare's plays.

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I really wanted to see this, but as the trailers made me think of another underrated classic, I decided to wait. I was not disappointed. The cinematography is beautiful, the music is fantastic, the direction is magnificent, and the casting is top notch. Elizabeth Moss is spectacular as Claudius, and this is one of her best performances. William Hurt and Alan Rickman do a superb job of their parts as the King and the Mad King. Geoffrey Rush does a great job as Claudius' brother, and it is a great honor to see him in a major role. I also loved the French King in this film, and his acting is so great. Gerard Butler, who played King Henry V in "Henry V", does a fantastic job as the younger Henry V. He is so strong and sexy and a terrific King. I have also seen this movie several times, and it never gets old. I love the whole idea of a tragedy that turns into a tragedy. The entire film is filled with pain and loss. There are so many layers to this movie. If you love drama, you'll love this film. If you love Shakespeare, you'll love this film. If you love great cinematography and great acting, you'll love this film. This is one of the greatest movies ever made. I hope everyone sees it and understands.

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Phillip D.

This film was an absolute mess of a movie, not because it was a bad movie per se, but because it had a storyline that was so cliched it was laughable. How many times have we seen the king "prepare" for the king to come? With how the actors are dressed and how much time and money was spent on wardrobe, it is a wonder that this film was even made. The characters are nothing but a cheap, worn out take on Shakespeare. From the guy with the prosthetic hands, to the princess who says, "what's your favorite color?" and then says "black." There is just so much writing that is bad about this film that it is hard to describe. It's like an episode of The Simpsons. It's like a Shakespeare in space episode. It's like every scene was written just for the purpose of being funny. But despite this, I have to say that I really liked this film. The acting was good, the direction was good, the sets were good, and I can't say enough good things about the cinematography. It was the best I've seen. The only part of this film that was good was the music, but that's because I've been to the theater that had the greatest sound system I've ever seen. It's not that I'm a great music lover, but when the sound system is super good, and you can hear the difference between dialogue and the music, it is a very good experience. Not that this film had any good music. The score was absolutely terrible, and I don't mean it in a good way, because that's what you would expect from the director of a film that had the worst score I've ever heard. It was worse than some of the worst score ever. The only good thing about this film was the acting, but the script was really the worst part of this film. It was a disjointed mess of a film that I couldn't even finish. I didn't think that this film was that bad, I was expecting it to be worse, but it was actually the better half of a movie that was just not that good. If you're looking for something to make you laugh, then this is the movie to see.

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Frances Stephens

This film is a comedy version of Hamlet's tragedy and it is a brilliant interpretation. It tells the story of two brothers who are raised to the side of the road and are now dead men, the first one having been hanged and the second one is dying of some sort of disease and is about to die as well. The film is very well told, with interesting and natural scenes, great cast, wonderful music and there are very good jokes. The performances of all the actors are incredible, especially from Peter Mullan who plays Hamlet, a very good interpretation, and with most of the actors in the film, it's possible to tell the history and evolution of the characters. One of the main scenes is a very beautiful scene between the two brothers, the film ends with Hamlet seeing his brothers death and the ending is very beautiful. This is a brilliant interpretation of a masterpiece of the drama and in my opinion, it is one of the best films of the year.

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Peter R.

Hamlet's Christmas is an excellent play, especially in terms of the costume and set design. The acting and direction are excellent. On the downside, I'm concerned about the casting and lack of dialogue. There are a few scenes which seemed a little too focused on the main character and his love interest, and I think that needs to be toned down a little bit. Other than that, though, it was an excellent production and I think everyone should see it at least once.

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I was very intrigued to see this movie from the trailer. I'm a huge fan of William Shakespeare. In my opinion, he's one of the greatest writers of our time. I liked the fact that this movie was presented in the theater, rather than at home. It made me very happy to see this movie. The camera work was very powerful and unique. The costumes were very powerful, as well. I could really feel the love that the crew put into this movie. The actor's performance was outstanding. The fight scenes were also very good. I think the actors really brought out the personalities of each of the characters. I especially enjoyed the part when Verona played with the reeds. I think she really played the part of the stubborn widow very well. The movie is very much worth seeing. The costumes were beautiful and there were a lot of special effects, that made this movie very realistic. I really enjoyed seeing this movie and I would recommend that you see it.

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Sean A.

A quiet and assured performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman in an "American" version of "Hamlet". But just when you think the audience is getting a little sleepy, Mr Hoffman rises to the challenge, his charisma and hard-edged persona enhancing the proceedings. This is one of his best roles since "Annie Hall", and even more so since the original. The most impressive thing is that the film stays pretty true to the original text, it doesn't reinvent the wheel. Every character is a tribute to Hamlet. Mr Hoffman as Hamlet is a noble, fiery, and unquenchable character, who is both ferocious and principled, and who will do almost anything for the sake of his own desire to create something. One scene is in which Hamlet admits that he is a liar, but the fact that he tells the truth to his king and himself, is something that can be seen as a quote of Hamlet, and is the foundation of his character. The acting is truly wonderful, even though some of the dialogue seems a little overdone. I also think that the scene where the emperor throws Hamlet into the fire is a bit over-acted. However, I do find some of the acting to be too self-centered, and perhaps some of the editing could have been better. But it is still worth seeing. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Shakespeare, and is a fan of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The acting is not a film for everyone, but I really think that it is a good film.

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This is my opinion. I'm a 20 something man who has never seen Hamlet. I always hated it because it's an awful plot. Everyone likes to throw around plot devices like "there's a jealous husband" and "we must know who the killer is". It's not that interesting. In fact it's just boring. But on the other hand it's interesting to see the actors and actresses perform. In this movie, I don't recall seeing anything else but Charlotte Rampling and Emile Hirsch. They are quite wonderful. Watching them act makes you want to see them more. I also liked the new guy, who is supposed to be a doctor. He's just there as the supporting character. His acting was good but I don't think he would have been able to get away with such a role in real life. One of my favorite parts was when Hamlet is having an argument with his father. He's still upset about his mother's death but he can't do anything about it. It was very sad. I think a lot of people would have felt sad that the father didn't help his son. His dying wish was for Hamlet to write to his father and tell him what happened to his mother. He wanted to see his mother again and have her say "it wasn't her fault" when Hamlet asked his father what happened. This is a nice movie. I think it's good for a rainy day. It's not as dramatic as "The Phantom of the Opera" but it's good nonetheless. It's got a couple of good actors, including Charlotte Rampling who I haven't seen in a while. She's great.

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I found this film to be better than I expected. It is not Oscar material but it is still a good film. The main reason I went to see this was because I was going to see Lourdes. I love the musical numbers. I love the songs. And the musical numbers are fantastic. I loved the way they were filmed and choreographed. The movie is set in Hamlet's house and it was filmed in Hamlet's real house. It shows that Hamlet was not really a dark and sad character. I also loved the love scenes. I was very impressed with the scenes of Hamlet's love with Ophelia. Ophelia and Hamlet were very convincing. They looked so real. I would have liked to see them on stage. But the love scenes were very good. I would have liked to see Hamlet singing Lourdes. He really did sing that song in the movie. But he was a little quieter and so was the music. The acting was good. The direction was good. But the movie was good, and I like this kind of movies.

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Alexander P.

This is a story about Hamlet's obsession with re-reading passages from his father's letters. It is also about the conflicting feelings Hamlet feels about his father, who died young and with a rather unhappy childhood. This is presented in a traditional theatrical manner. However, I found it somewhat boring. I was glued to the screen most of the time, which was a little bit frustrating. Although, if you are a Shakespeare lover and enjoy classic drama, this may be a good choice for you.