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Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content.

PG-13 In Theaters 10/28/2011 , 130min.
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Critic score based on 43 reviews

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May 09, 2012
Fantastic movie. It's great to see an awesome movie, instead of the usual crap for the masses.
February 11, 2012
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
Well produced, great dialog
November 10, 2011
Today I enjoyed the movie Anonymous, it is movie about William Shakespeare it not one on his plays but the politic intrigue in Elizabeth?s age court politics. How parties in the court try to play events to further their position. Movie explored the age old question what is stronger the sword or the word. Another thing that provoked my thinking was how media of the age is used to further ideas in
November 10, 2011
The most authentic representation of Elizabethan England to date - wonderful acting, astounding art direction and courageous project that flies in the face of all the Stratford stuffed shirts... I will see it again for the third time.

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A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Anonymous is a vulgar prank on the English literary tradition, a travesty of British history and a brutal insult to the human imagination. Apart from that, it's not bad. Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
So if you don't mind, I'll just go back to believing that someone named Shakespeare (whoever he was) wrote Shakespeare's works. And I'll just go back to regarding them with awe. Full Review
Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
Why is Emmerich elbowing his way into the conversation about Shakespearean authorship? Because the debate is explosive - and he can't resist packing on a few more pounds of dynamite on his confident drama of incest, greed and beheadings. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
With Anonymous, director Roland Emmerich gives us "Shakespeare in Luck." Make that "Dumb Luck": In this alternately entertaining and wildly ham-handed speculative romp. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
William Shakespeare - whoever he was - I think would probably be at least a little amused by Anonymous. For amusing it is - along with bawdy, brazen, politically outrageous, plausible enough and occasionally graced with something close to Shakespearean cleverness in an absurdist sort of way. Full Review
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