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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 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 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 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
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-
June 7, 2019
A bit slow-moving, but a splendidly acted and insightful look at what The Bard's twilight years might have been like.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 7, 2019
This meeting of the great Shakespearean minds is everything you hope it would be, and more. It was for such riches that the phrase "worth the price of admission" was invented.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 6, 2019
It's uneven but worthy work, with Branagh believable and vinegary as a man making amends.
June 6, 2019
The result is a well-made and well-acted piece of historical fiction whose big picture construct is sadly in opposition with its small picture intrigue.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 5, 2019
The film's sincere appreciation for Shakespeare not as just a writer, but as a human being, is palpable. It proves that the world really is a stage and that [filmmaker/actor Kenneth] Branagh deserves to be under the brightest spotlight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 5, 2019
The strength of "All Is True" lies in Branagh's depiction of Shakespeare as a flawed man. Though proud of his accomplishments and fame, he is self-conscious about what others think of him, and he continues to fester long-held grudgess. ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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