Hamlet Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Hamlet the Movie

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It's mopey Hawke's turn as the title character but in this update he's hardly a Danish prince. Instead he's an experimental filmmaker in New York whose murderous uncle Claudius (MacLachlan) runs the family conglomerate, Denmark, Inc. Thanks to Almereyda's respect for Shakespeare's language, as well as his excellent adaptation to present-day corporate America, this interpretation loses none of the play's power, and adds some insights that prove its timelessness.

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 111 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Modern Shakespeare, New York, New York, Plays to Film: William Shakespeare, Corporate Shenanigans, Family Ties, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews
Screenplay
Michael Almereyda
Cast
Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Sam Shepard, Diane Venora, Bill Murray, Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, Karl Geary, Paula Malcomson, Steve Zahn, Dechen Thurman, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Bartel, Rome Neal, Casey Affleck
Cinematography
John de Borman
Director
Michael Almereyda
Music
Carter Burwell
Producer
Miramax Films

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