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2 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
After the murder of his father, young aristocrat Hamlet (Campbell Scott) plots to have his stepfather, Claudius (Jamey Sheridan), punished for the crime while protecting his mother, Gertrude (Blair Brown), from her new husband. Meanwhile, Claudius' scheming adviser, Polonius (Roscoe Lee Browne), struggles with his son, Laertes (Roger Guenveur Smith), and increasingly psychotic daughter, Ophelia (LisaGay Hamilton). This adaptation transfers the action to the turn-of-the-century United States.

Cast: Campbell Scott , Blair Brown , Jamey Sheridan , Roscoe Lee Browne , LisaGay Hamilton , Roger Guenveur Smith , Sam Robards , John Benjamin Hickey

Director: Campbell Scott

Genres: Drama

Hamlet (2000)

Release Date: January 1st, 2000|2 hr. 58 min.

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  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    As for Scott, his rather wry interpretation is competent, but neither daring nor insightful enough to arouse any great passion. show more

  • 88
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    You can tell this is a smart take on Hamlet from the first wordless opening shots. show more

  • 70
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The cast is similarly impressive; they're American through and through, and thankfully refrain from affecting anything remotely resembling a British stage accent. show more

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