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Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
1.5 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw:In Theatre Saw at/with: With Jessica
Rating: PG-13 Year: 1990 Category: Drama Comedy
Director: Tom Stoppard Time: 117 min. Writer: Tom Stoppard

Mine: I don't remember this movie at all.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Oldman and Roth are engaging as the puckish incidental characters from Hamlet who wander into a series of (mostly verbal) adventures in and around the royal castle. Full of delicious wordplay, and some imaginative visual ideas, but there's a basic lifelessness to this film, proving that it should have remained on stage. Playwright Stoppard's feature film directing debut, an adaptation of his own play.
User Reviews:
pk's rating:
4.5 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
I saw it only once, which is not enough sadly. As far as I can remember the movie is amazing. Far from the casual stuff you can get when it comes to transpose Shakespeare on screen. What I really in Shakespeare's plays is this ability to give a shape to madness and i think that Stoppard managed to most of it in his film. Roth and Oldman just act great and are often surprisingly witty. If you need any kind of comparison think of the duo in pulp fiction (S. Jackson/ J. Travolta), these two guys often talking non sense, arguying about light subjects while the world around them is running to mere violence and destruction. It's about the same with Rosencrantz and Guilderstern... these two guys just don't seem to realize the seriousness of hamlet's tragedy, spending their time discursing about rhetoric... So obviously if you like action type things, you'll be fairly disappointed. I you like witty talking and a type of acting which is very close to the Stage, well you'll be a happy person
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