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ⓘ Hamlet, 2011 film. Hamlet is a 2011 Canadian drama film written and directed by Bruce Ramsay in his directorial debut. It is a condensed retelling of William Sh ..




                                     

ⓘ Hamlet (2011 film)

Hamlet is a 2011 Canadian drama film written and directed by Bruce Ramsay in his directorial debut. It is a condensed retelling of William Shakespeares play Hamlet set in 1940s England. Ramsay stars alongside Lara Gilchrist, Peter Wingfield, Gillian Barber, and Duncan Fraser. It premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival and was theatrically released in 2014.

                                     

1. Cast

  • Bruce Ramsay as Prince Hamlet
  • Duncan Fraser as Polonius
  • Gillian Barber Gertude
  • Haig Sutherland as Laertes
  • Peter Wingfield as King Claudius
  • Russel Roberts as King Hamlet
  • Stephen Lobo as Horatio
  • Lara Gilchrist as Ophelia
                                     

2. Reception

Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 0% of five surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating is 2/10. Joe Leydon of Variety wrote that the film "seldom rises above the level of a good try" but may intrigue fans and scholars with the decisions made in compressing the narrative to 90 minutes. Nicolas Rapold of The New York Times wrote, "While Mr. Ramsay accomplishes some kind of a trick in streamlining the play, his trimming of corners feels more like a taking away of the center." Annlee Ellingson of the Los Angeles Times negatively compared its creativity to Much Ado About Nothing and called it "a focused, if at times melodramatic, take on the plays beating heart".

                                     
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