I guess just about all 'Hamlet' productions do the same kind of thing. However, I've heard that Branagh's 1996 version ('ASIN:B000GT7XXW Hamlet (1996)') includes the whole thing (it's four hours long). But, since it's not on Prime, I haven't seen it. I'm rating Olivier's version at an OK 3 stars out of 5.
1996 Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Watch the full movie, online. Available on: TV Computer Tablet Phone. 1991 135 min PG DramaFeature Film. Franco Zeffirelli's adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy about the young prince of Denmark who is plagued by indecision when he vows to avenge his father's murder. Filmed on location around the UK, including. Hamlet (1996) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Hamlet is a 1996 drama with a runtime of 4 hours and 2 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7. Hamlet is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV, Google Play and YouTube VOD. Some platforms allow you to rent.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother now marrying the murderer... his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
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astronomically misguided. a self described “purist” of Shakespeare who keeps in every line of Hamlet out of his devotion to the Bard’s craft, fundamentally misunderstands every single thematic idea or character nuance in favour of crafting the tale into his own fantasies of being the martyr. imagine being so obsessed with something that you clearly don’t understand the potential power of. and if Olivier can keep a Hamlet adaptation under 3 hours, then you can as well Branagh. takes 45 minutes for the narrative to start progressing and 2 entire hours to get to the performance of the play that establishes the momentum. we’ve evolved a lot in how to pace stories in hundreds of years, you’re not honouring the…
ugh. at least make Hamlet a moody teen twink like we all imagined he was
To watch Kenneth Branagh's grandiose cinematic adaption of Hamlet, or not to watch it! Tis not a question for true fans of one of William Shakespeare's most acclaimed tragedies.
'This above all - to thine own self be true.'
I have always had a fascination with taking in the classics, so when it came to my 12th grade Honors Literature class studying Hamlet, I wanted to go all out. The first night after my class read through the play together, I went by Blockbuster and rented the Mel Gibson version which I thought was fine. Then I happened to find out there was a 4-hour version that featured the full text of the play, and I drove all around town…
One of my 1000 recommended films.
I go through phases of liking this film a lot, and then thinking it is far too long, self-indulgent, and weirdly cast.
Kenneth Branagh, back in 1996, was still being touted as the new Olivier. He'd appeared on screen in Henry V (under his own direction) and Othello (under the direction of Oliver Parker, as Iago).
This version of Hamlet was his third Shakespeare film adaptation as director, following Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing, and since Hamlet he has made versions of Love's Labour's Lost and As You Like It.
To say this is a full-text version of the play would not be exaggerating. In fact, in his eagerness to stay faithful…
Just terrific. Watching this again really did it for me. Branagh's Hamlet is a terrific adaptation and a triumphant film that utilizes the possibilities of the source material to full effect. The set design is immaculate, the cinematography is beautiful , and the scope is stunning (oh what I would give to see this in 70mm).
This is the perfect Hamlet for me: it combines the bard's exquisite work with the stylistic sensibilities of a true epic film. Marvelous.
1. jay: why is hamlet kinda hot though
2. my teacher: what time period is this?
avi: night time
3.*laertes kisses Ophelia twice*
*we all scream and yell about incest for five minutes*
4. teacher: can we stop talking about napoleons genitalia
5. *shots of hamlet and ophelia fucking*
Mina: that guy had dark hair WAS THAT HER BROTHER SHES SLEEPING WITH HER BROTHER!!
*shot of hamlet straight on*
all of us: oh never mind
6. *talking about consummating a marriage*
Jay: someone’s watching with a clipboard and is like oh now they did reverse cowgirl
My teacher: buries her face in her hands
7. jay: what if he just fucked her against that mirror
kinda hard to pay attention when the dude you have a crush on keeps whispering in your ear about wrestling
😳 what would you do if we kissed...in yorick’s grave 💀😍
This adaptation of Hamlet is beautiful, stylish and damn entertaining. It is also four hours long, so it won't be for everyone; but for those with time and patience, it is absolutely worth it.
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”If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart, absent thee from felicity awhile and in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain to tell my story.”
Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s groundbreaking and iconic play may not be as intense as the original work but it is a very gorgeous film that pleases the eye and with Branagha’s energetic directing and some spectacular performances from a top-class ensemble it is in fact a solid and enjoyable cinematic version of a legendary piece of literature. Even though Hamlet runs for almost four hours but there is enough drama in this timeless tragedy to enchant us and Branagh’s accurate understanding of characters and themes…
Most impressive when it's leaving the source material, putting Hamlet in the context of broader royal politics! But that's as far as it goes, Branagh is not a good director, eschewing expressive aesthetics for empty, ceremonial spectacle..
I'll be completely honest, before watching this I knew next to nothing about Hamlet outside of the general plot. I'm glad this was my first real exposure to this story because it's made with the utmost care from Kenneth Branagh and you can tell it's a faithful adaptation. Branagh is absolutely phenomenal as Hamlet in his finest performance and this might even be his most accomplished work as a director too. I couldn't believe how excellent of an ensemble he got for this (Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Timothy Spall, Jack Lemmon, hell it even has Robin Williams and Billy Crystal) and all of them bring their A-game no matter how big or small their roles were. Everything from a production…