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PG-13| 2 hr. 10 min.

Plot Summary
As royal troops set fire to the Globe Theatre, Elizabethan-era playwright Ben Jonson (Sebastian Armesto) is tortured by Robert Cecil (Edward Hogg), who demands to know if Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans), is the true author of the writings attributed to William Shakespeare (Rafe Spall). Flashbacks reveal Oxford's passionate affair with Queen Elizabeth I and how -- in his younger days -- Oxford charmed her with plays like "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Cast: Rhys Ifans , Vanessa Redgrave , Joely Richardson , David Thewlis , Xavier Samuel , Sebastian Armesto , Rafe Spall , Edward Hogg

Director: Roland Emmerich

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Anonymous (2011)

Release Date: October 28th, 2011|2 hr. 10 min.

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  • May 09, 2012 thejackcomeback
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    Fantastic movie. It\'s great to see an awesome movie, instead of the usual crap for the masses.

  • February 11, 2012 jackd1207
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    Interesting, convincing story and terrific acting. That said, it was very difficult to keep up with the timeline and character\'s names. I wasn\'t comfortable in the movie until about 3/4 of the way into it.

  • February 01, 2012 yq00000000111206
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    Well produced, great dialog

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