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PG-13| 2 hr. 17 min.

Plot Summary
In this gritty screen adaptation of Shakespeare's play about the heroic and ruthless king, Henry V of England (Kenneth Branagh) determines to lay claim to the kingdom of France. Henry's self-doubt and the diminished morale of his army stand in the way of a victory that would unite the two countries and provide Henry with a queen (Emma Thompson). However, his sheer determination and his impassioned speeches ready his men for the bloodiest of battles -- Agincourt.

Cast: Kenneth Branagh , Derek Jacobi , Brian Blessed , Ian Holm , Paul Scofield , Michael Maloney , Alec McCowan , Emma Thompson

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Genres: Drama

Distributor: MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., Samuel Goldwyn Company

Henry V (1989)

Release Date: November 8th, 1989|2 hr. 17 min.

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  • [Branagh] shows an understanding of the medium worthy of a veteran, and an intuitive grasp of how to make Henry V not only comprehensible, but compelling for contemporary audiences. [13 Dec 1989] show more

  • Henry V emerges a first-class epic film, so entertaining that it needs no apologies for being based on a 400-year-old play. [10 Nov 1989] show more

  • As director, Mr. Branagh and his cameraman have chosen to shoot his film tight and drab, a style that allows the actors to speak the poetry without affect. Nothing's prettified. [09 Nov 1989] show more

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