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Olivier was criticized for cutting the play by almost half, but this is the best of the filmed versions. Although he was a little too old, he played the part well.
Absolutely spectacular. The choreography for the sword fight was incredibly intense- even more so if you consider the era in which this was made.
Now I'm off to see Burton's version.
Plot summary: The Queen's new marriage is threatened by her mentally unstable son.
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This movie ranks #2 in BAFTA Award - Best Film
This movie ranks #22 in Academy Award - Best Picture
This movie ranks #69 in BFI's Top 100 British Films
This movie ranks #86 in The Criterion Collection
This movie ranks #164 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #171 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
This movie ranks #359 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #364 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
This movie ranks #410 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #648 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000