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All Is True Reviews

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January 10, 2020
This era's paragon of Shakespeare performers is able to take All is True to a new realm and humanize an iconic historical figure.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 6, 2020
Branagh's pacing, intended as idyllic I guess, is glacial... That said, the acting is magnificent, from Dench and McKellan and the other supporting players, but above all from the star.
September 12, 2019
It's almost like Shakespeare wrote this movie.
September 7, 2019
Kenneth Branagh transforms into Shakespeare and delivers one of the best films of his career. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2019
While the themes might be hammered home too much at times, they are still compelling and interesting, and hammered home by some incredible actors, decked out in gorgeous costumes and more wigs than an episode of RuPaul's Drag Race.
August 31, 2019
All Is True ultimately has more in common with The Real Housewives of Atlanta than with The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2019
Sir Kenneth Branagh's All is True is a splendid little treat for Shakespeare fans, especially for those who've always wanted to know a little more about the man himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 29, 2019
Ben Elton's well-researched and cleverly built script offers plenty of delights for fans of the Bard, further enhanced with Branagh's fine direction and its wonderful cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 20, 2019
An intriguing take on Shakespeare's final days.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
June 18, 2019
The movie's impressive appearance notwithstanding, Shakespeare's domestic problems do not a classic make.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 16, 2019
Honestly there were times when it seemed a half step away from a Monty Python or Blackadder sketch
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
June 14, 2019
"Macbeth" and "King Lear" didn't exactly stick to the historical record either, and Ben Elton's speculative screenplay finds poignancy and wit in this unauthorized and unexpected portrait of Shakespeare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 12, 2019
These guys know their Bard, and they've come up with a wonderful homage -- witty, atmospheric, at times heartbreaking -- to both the towering genius of myth and the oh-so-fallible man within.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 12, 2019
Vintage shameless Branagh, borderline unwatchable, but also a weirdly perfect cap to a career built on flavorless yet vainglorious Shakespeare adaptations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 10, 2019
Much as with Anne Rice's The Young Messiah, the film's use of an historical frame adds nothing vital to its story and creates an expectation of truth adjacency that it lacks the skill or imagination to meet.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 10, 2019
Kenneth Branagh plays William Shakespeare in dullish but, still, interesting fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 8, 2019
Director Branagh and screenwriter Ben Elton spin a decent yarn that concludes "Family is everything" instead of "The play's the thing."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 7, 2019
Its largely fabricated, hit-or-miss story leaves something to be desired, but there's so much else to recommend the film that its narrative flaws don't really matter.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2019
All told, the listlessness that Shakespeare feels upon returning to his sleepy hometown from glitzy London seems pretty similar to what it's like to slog through this movie.
June 7, 2019
Sometimes the melodrama is a little much -- even by Shakespeare's standards -- but fortunately Branagh is smart behind the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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